pastel

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English[edit]

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Pastel crayons

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French pastel, from Italian pastello ‎(pastel), from Medieval Latin pastellum ‎(dough, paste), from Latin pasta ‎(dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη ‎(pástē, dough, paste).

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Noun[edit]

pastel ‎(countable and uncountable, plural pastels)

  1. Any of several subdued tints of colors, usually associated with pink, peach, yellow, green, blue and lavender
  2. A drawing made with any of those colors.
  3. A type of dried paste used to make crayons.
  4. A crayon made from such a paste.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish pastel.

Noun[edit]

pastel ‎(plural pasteles)

  1. A traditional dish in various Latin American countries, resembling a tamale, pasty, or calzone.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pastel m ‎(plural pasteles)

  1. cake (a sweet dessert)

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Etymology[edit]

From French pastel, Italian pastello ‎(pastel), from Medieval Latin pastellum ‎(dough, paste), from Latin pasta ‎(dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη ‎(pástē, dough, paste).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pastɛl/, [pʰaˈsd̥ɛlˀ]

Noun[edit]

pastel c (singular definite pastellen, plural indefinite pasteller)

  1. pastel

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian pastello ‎(pastel), from Medieval Latin pastellum ‎(dough, paste), from Latin pasta ‎(dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη ‎(pástē, dough, paste).

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pastel m ‎(plural pastels)

  1. pastel

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian pastello.

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pastel m (plural pastéis)

  1. crayon
  2. a fried pastry made of wheat flour, filled with cheese, meat or other fillings; comparable to German Teigtaschen.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French pastel.

Noun[edit]

pastel m ‎(plural pasteles)

  1. cake, pie, pastry

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