cabello

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capillum, accusative of capillus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kaˈbe.ʎo]
  • Hyphenation: ca‧bel‧lo

Noun[edit]

cabello m (plural cabellos)

  1. (usually in the plural, anatomy) hair
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 17r.
      Et a eſte nombre por que ſegund dize ptholomeo naſcen en aquella tierra en los arboles unas fructas en figuras de mugieres ¬ cuelgan por los cabellos.
      And it has this name because, according to Ptolemy, fruits in the shape of women grow on the trees of that land, and they hang by the hair.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish cabello, from Latin capillus, capillum. Compare Galician cabelo, Portuguese cabelo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /kaˈbeʎo/, [kaˈβeʎo]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /kaˈbeɟ͡ʝo/, [kaˈβeʝo]

Noun[edit]

cabello m (plural cabellos)

  1. hair (the mass of hairs on the head)
    Synonyms: pelo

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