pelar

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From Latin pilāre, present active infinitive of pilō (I deprive of hair)

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pelar (first-person singular present pelo, past participle pelat)

  1. to peel
  2. to skin
  3. (vulgar) to wank
  4. (slang) to kill

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pelar (first-person singular present pelo, first-person singular preterite pelei, past participle pelado)

  1. to skin
    Synonym: esfolar

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese pelar, from Latin pilāre, present active infinitive of pilō (I deprive of hair), from pilus (hair), from Proto-Indo-European *pil- (string of hair).

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pelar (first-person singular present indicative pelo, past participle pelado)

  1. to depilate (to remove hair)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pele (skin) +‎ -ar, from Old Portuguese pele (pelt), from Latin pellis (pelt), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (skin).

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pelar (first-person singular present indicative pelo, past participle pelado)

  1. to skin (to remove skin)
  2. to unclothe (to make naked)
  3. (Brazil, informal) to be extremely hot
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilāre, present active infinitive of pilō (I deprive of hair)

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pelar (first-person singular present pelo, first-person singular preterite pelé, past participle pelado)

  1. to peel (fruits, vegetables)
  2. to skin (an animal)
  3. to shell (nuts, shellfish)
  4. to unwrap
  5. to pluck (a bird)
  6. to cut the hair of
  7. (transitive) to spread negative gossip, run down, criticise somebody
  8. to exfoliate
  9. to steal
  10. (transitive, reflexive, vulgar) to matter.
    me la pela
    I don't give a fuck

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