pelo

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a contraction of the preposition per (by means of, by way of) + neuter singular article lo (the).

Contraction[edit]

pelo n (masculine pel, feminine pela, masculine plural pelos, feminine plural peles)

  1. by means of the

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin pilus

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair
  2. fur
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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of pelar

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilus.

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (individual strand)
  2. hair (collectively, on the head)
  3. fur

Synonyms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilus.

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural peli)

  1. hair (on the body)
  2. surface (of the water)

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Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelare

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese pelo, from Vulgar Latin *per (by; through) + *lo (the).

Contraction[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos, feminine pela, feminine plural pelas)

  1. Contraction of por (by; through; for) + o (the)
    • 2007, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte, Rocco, page 244:
      E os meus podem estar indo pelo mesmo caminho!
      And mine may be going through the same way!

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pilus (hair).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (filament which grows on the skin of mammals), except hair on top of humans’ heads, which is called cabelo.
  2. (by extension) any filament which grows on plants and non-mammals
    Pelos de tarântula.
    Tarantula hair.
    Não toques o pelo de uma urtiga.
    Don’t touch a nettle’s hair.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form of pelar (to remove hair).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of pelar

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo (plural pili)

  1. hair (of the body)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilus.

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (a single hair)
  2. All the hair on the head

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of pelar.