pelo

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See also: peló, péló, pelò, pêlo, pe̱lo, and pělo

Asturian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Contraction[edit]

pelo n (masculine pel, feminine pela, masculine plural pelos, feminine plural peles)

  1. by means of the

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pilus

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair
  2. fur
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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of pelar

Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish pelo (hair), from Latin pilus.

Noun[edit]

pelo

  1. (anatomy) hair

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin pilus (note that the preservation of the lateral is irregular).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (individual strand)
    Synonym: cabelo
  2. hair (collectively, on the head)
    Synonym: cabelo
  3. fur
    Synonyms: pelame, pelica

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-.

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural peli)

  1. hair (on the body)
  2. surface (of the water)

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Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelare

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo ? (plural pili)

  1. hair (of the body)

Northern Sotho[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo

  1. heart

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos, feminine pela, feminine plural pelas)

  1. Contraction of por o; by the; for the; through the
    • 2007, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte, Rocco, page 244:
      E os meus podem estar indo pelo mesmo caminho!
      And mine may be going through the same way!

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (filament which grows on the skin of mammals), except hair on top of humans’ heads, which is called cabelo
    O adolescente ficou feliz quando viu nascer os primeiros pelos do seu bigode.
    The teenager was happy when he saw the first hairs of his moustache emerging.
  2. hair (an animal’s hair as a whole)
    Preciso cortar o pelo do meu gato.
    I need to cut my cat’s hair.
  3. (by extension) any filament which grows on plants and non-mammals
    Pelos de tarântula.
    Tarantula hair.
    Não toques o pelo de uma urtiga.
    Don’t touch a nettle’s hair.

Synonyms[edit]

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Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form of pelar (to remove hair).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of pelar

Sotho[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelo class 9/10 (plural dipelo)

  1. heart

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-. Compare English pile (fine, short hair of certain animals).

Noun[edit]

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (a single hair)
  2. hair (all hair on the head)
    Synonym: cabello
  3. fur

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

pelo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of pelar.

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