pal

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See also: Pal, PAL, Pál, Pål, and päl-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Angloromani phal, from Romani phral, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognates also include English brother, Ancient Greek φράτηρ (phratēr), Latin frater.

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Noun[edit]

pal (plural pals)

  1. (colloquial) A friend, buddy, mate, cobber, someone to hang around with.

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Verb[edit]

pal (third-person singular simple present pals, present participle palling, simple past and past participle palled)

  1. Be friends with, hang around with.
    John plans to pal around with Joe today.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of the preposition pa (for) + masculine singular article el (the).

Contraction[edit]

pal m

  1. for the

Cahuilla[edit]

Noun[edit]

pál

  1. water

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pālus (stake, pole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pal m (plural pals)

  1. stake
  2. pole

Cupeño[edit]

Compare Cahuilla pál, Luiseño páala, Hopi paahu

Noun[edit]

pál

  1. water

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pal, from Latin pālus. Cognate with paal.

Noun[edit]

pal m (plural pallen, diminutive palletje n)

  1. catch (mechanism which stops something from moving the wrong way)

Adverb[edit]

pal

  1. firm, firmly
  2. (with a preposition or adverb) right, immediately

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pālus (stake, pole).

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Noun[edit]

pal m

  1. stake
  2. pole

Kurdish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pal ?

  1. side

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

pal

  1. rafsi of prali.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pālus (stake).

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Noun[edit]

pāl m

  1. stake

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pālus (stake).

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Noun[edit]

pal m

  1. stake (piece of wood)
  2. pile (for the support of a building)

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

pal (plural pals)

  1. parent (father or mother)

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