pavo

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Esperanto[edit]

Pavo (a peacock)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāvō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.vo/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧vo

Noun[edit]

pavo (accusative singular pavon, plural pavoj, accusative plural pavojn)

  1. peacock

Hyponyms[edit]

Holonyms[edit]

  • pavaro (pack of peacocks)

Galician[edit]

un pavo (a turkey)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāvō.

Noun[edit]

pavo m (plural pavos)

  1. turkey

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Latin[edit]

pāvō (a peacock)

Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed from Ancient Greek ταώς (taṓs, peacock), possibly of Oriental unknown origin[1], perhaps from Dravidian (compare Tamil தோகை (tōkai, tail (of a peacock))) or Turkic source (compare Turkish tavuk (hen)), or possibly imitative (compare Latin paupulō (to call like a peacock). Cognate with Hebrew טוס (tavas), Aramaic טוסא, Arabic طاووس (ṭāwūs)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pāvō m (genitive pāvōnis); third declension

  1. peacock; a bird associated with Argus and sacred to Hera; eaten as a delicacy.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pāvō pāvōnēs
genitive pāvōnis pāvōnum
dative pāvōnī pāvōnibus
accusative pāvōnem pāvōnēs
ablative pāvōne pāvōnibus
vocative pāvō pāvōnēs

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ταώς”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1457
  • pavo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pavo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pavo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pavo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāvō.

Noun[edit]

pavo m (plural pavos)

  1. turkey
  2. peacock
  3. (slang) buck (dollar)
  4. (slang) euro
  5. (slang) moron, airhead, dummy, dope (dumb man)

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