paio

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paio m (plural paios)

  1. (colloquial) dude, man

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation as a masculine noun from the plural paia, from Latin paria(even, equal, neuter plural of pār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.jo/, [ˈpäːjo]
  • Hyphenation: pà‧io

Noun[edit]

paio m (plural paia f)

  1. pair
    il secondo paio di nervi cranici‎ ― the second pair of cranial nerves
    tre paia di calzini‎ ― three pairs of socks
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  • pari (see there for its descendants)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

paio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of parere