paljas

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch paljas, from French paillasse, from Italian pagliaccio, from Latin palea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpal.jas/, [ˈpɐl.jɐs], [ˈpäl.jäs]

Noun[edit]

paljas (plural paljasse, diminutive paljassie)

  1. jester, fool; clown

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑl.jɑs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pal‧jas

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French paillasse, from Middle French [Term?], from Latin palea.

Noun[edit]

paljas m (plural paljassen, diminutive paljasje n)

  1. A sack of straw, a paillasse.

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French paillasse, from Italian pagliaccio, from Latin palea. Doublet of pias. Compare to Pierrot.

Noun[edit]

paljas m (plural paljassen, diminutive paljasje n)

  1. A buffoon, a clown.
    Synonyms: clown, dwaas, hansworst, pias, sul, zot

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Germanic *failijaz. Compare German feil. Cognate to Finnish paljas.

Adjective[edit]

paljas (genitive palja, partitive paljast)

  1. bare, naked

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *paljas. Related to Estonian paljas, Ingrian pōļaz, Karelian paljas, Livonian pōļaz, Ludian paľľaz, Livvi paľľas, Veps pal'l'az and Votic paľľas. Possibly from Proto-Germanic *failijaz, but the semantic gap makes this unlikely.

Adjective[edit]

paljas (comparative paljaampi, superlative paljain)

  1. naked, unaided, unprotected
  2. naked, unclothed
  3. bare
  4. barren
  5. clear, blank

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paljas (Kotus type 41/vieras, no gradation)
nominative paljas paljaat
genitive paljaan paljaiden
paljaitten
partitive paljasta paljaita
illative paljaaseen paljaisiin
singular plural
nominative paljas paljaat
accusative nom. paljas paljaat
gen. paljaan
genitive paljaan paljaiden
paljaitten
partitive paljasta paljaita
inessive paljaassa paljaissa
elative paljaasta paljaista
illative paljaaseen paljaisiin
paljaihinrare
adessive paljaalla paljailla
ablative paljaalta paljailta
allative paljaalle paljaille
essive paljaana paljaina
translative paljaaksi paljaiksi
instructive paljain
abessive paljaatta paljaitta
comitative paljaine

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