polo

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See also: Polo, polo-, poło, pólo, póló, and pôlo

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Balti པོ་ལོ (pulu, ball). Cognate with Tibetan པོ་ལོ (po lo), ཕོ་ལོང (pho long), སྤོ་ལོ (spo lo, ball).

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Noun[edit]

polo (usually uncountable, plural polos)

  1. (uncountable) A ball game where two teams of players on horseback use long-handled mallets to propel the ball along the ground and into their opponent's goal.
  2. A similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates.
  3. (countable) A polo shirt.
    • 2007 February 22, Mike Albo, “Outfitters to Presidents, Preppies, Me”:
      Then on the second floor there is the creepy boy’s section, which had little headless mannequins in premium polos ($39.50), rugby shirts ($49.50) and a precocious leather pilot jacket for $148.

Usage notes[edit]

The word polo has the following commercial uses:

  • Polo Mints - A white mint flavoured sweet with a hole in the centre.
  • VW Polo - A type of car manufactured by Volkswagen

Derived terms[edit]

  • polo shirt - A T-shaped shirt with a collar and two buttons.
  • polo neck - A garment, usually a sweater, with a round, high collar that folds over and covers the neck. (Can also be used as an adjective, e.g. polo-necked jumper.)
  • water polo - A version of the game above, played in a swimming pool instead of on horseback.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of the preposition por (for, by) + neuter singular article lo (the).

Contraction[edit]

polo n (masculine pol, feminine pola, masculine plural polos, feminine plural poles)

  1. for the, by the

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Noun[edit]

polo (accusative singular polon, plural poloj, accusative plural polojn)

  1. a Pole (person from Poland)

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Finnish[edit]

(index po)

Etymology[edit]

From the verb polkea (to stomp) +‎ -o.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpolo]
  • Rhymes: -olo
  • Hyphenation: po‧lo

Noun[edit]

polo

  1. (descriptive) poor (one to be pitied)
    poikapolo
    poor boy

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of por lo.

Contraction[edit]

polo (feminine pola, masculine plural polos, feminine plural polas)

  1. through the; by the; for the
    O ladrón entrou pola ventá.
    The thief entered through the window.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pullus.

Noun[edit]

polo m (plural polos)

  1. chick (young bird, especially a chicken)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin polus, from Ancient Greek πόλος (pólos).

Noun[edit]

polo m (plural polos)

  1. (geography, electricity) pole

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

polo m (plural polos)

  1. polo (ball game)
  2. polo shirt

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

polo m (plural poli)

  1. (countable) pole (geographic, electrical or magnetic)
  2. (uncountable) polo (sport)

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

polō

  1. dative singular of polus
  2. ablative singular of polus

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Noun[edit]

polo n (diminutive polack)

  1. obsolete spelling of pólo

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

polo m (plural polos)

  1. pole (geographic, magnetic)
  2. polo (game, shirt)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin polus, from πόλος (pólos).

Noun[edit]

polo m (plural polos)

  1. (geography, electricity) pole
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English polo.

Noun[edit]

polo m (uncountable)

  1. polo (ball game)
  2. polo shirt
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Verb[edit]

polo

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