pela

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See also: pelá, pelà, pelâ, pêla, and -pela

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pela (uncountable)

  1. Chinese wax
    • 1813, John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory, Pantologia
      Thus we have the myrtle wax of America extracted from the berries of the myrica cerifera, and the pela of the Chinese.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of the preposition per (by means of, by way of) + feminine singular article la (the).

Contraction[edit]

pela f (masculine pel, neuter pelo, masculine plural pelos, feminine plural peles)

  1. by means of the

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

pela

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of pelar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of pelar

Noun[edit]

pela f (plural peles)

  1. peseta

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

pela

  1. third-person singular past historic of peler

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *pilla, from Latin pilula (pellet). In that case, cognate with Spanish pella.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pela f (plural pelas)

  1. lump, dollop, mass (of butter, grease, lard)

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from pelar (to skin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pela f (plural pelas)

  1. peel
  2. peeling (of skin)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin palella (little shovel), from pala (shovel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pela f (plural pelas)

  1. trowel; small shovel
    • 1373, E. Cal Pardo (ed.), Colección diplomática medieval do arquivo da catedral de Mondoñedo. Santiago: Consello da Cultura Galega, page 191:
      Item enna cosina hua caldeyra de cobre con seus ferros et hua peella
      Item, in the kitchen a cooper cauldron with its irons [for hanging] and a spatula
  2. vanes or blades of a water wheel

Etymology 4[edit]

From Latin per + illa.

Contraction[edit]

pela f sg (plural pelas, masculine pelo, masculine plural pelos)

  1. contraction of por (by; through) and a (the) (archaic)

References[edit]

  • pela” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • peella” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pela” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pela” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • pela” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. pelota.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

pela

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pelare
  2. second-person singular imperative of pelare

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese pela, from Vulgar Latin *per (by; through) + *la (the).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

pela f sg (plural pelas, masculine pelo, masculine plural pelos)

  1. contraction of por (by; through) and a (the)

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of pelar (to skin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pela

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of pelar
    Ele pela a carcaça.
    He skins the carcass.
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of pelar
    Tu aí, pela a carcaça sozinho.
    You there, skin the carcass by yourself.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pela f (plural pelas)

  1. a hit or a beating
  2. (colloquial) Peseta (former currency of Spain)

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

pela

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pelar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pelar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pelar.