pingo

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English[edit]

Pingos in the Northwest Territories, Canada.
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Etymology[edit]

From Greenlandic or Inuktitut pingu (small hill).

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pingo (plural pingos)

  1. (geomorphology) A conical mound with an ice core (that is, a mound of earth-covered ice), particularly if lasting more than a year; caused by permafrost uplift.

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Czech[edit]

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pingo n

  1. pingo

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pingo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pingere

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ- (spot, color), whence Ancient Greek ποικίλος (poikílos, spotted, embroidered), Proto-Slavic *pьstrъ (pestrý in Czech). Pokorny also links to the root: πικρός (pikrós, sharp, keen), Proto-Slavic *pьsati (paint, write) (see Czech psát, Russian писать (pisatʹ), etc.), Proto-Germanic *faihaz (spotted), hence Old English fāh, Scottish faw, English fag.

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present active pingō, present infinitive pingere, perfect active pinxī, supine pictum

  1. I decorate or embellish
  2. I paint, tint or colour
    pingere capillum
    to dye one's hair
  3. I portray

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  • pingo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Pokorny *peik

Portuguese[edit]

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pingo m (plural pingos)

  1. a drop

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pingo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pingar