pelota

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelota (uncountable)

  1. any of a variety of Spanish sports played against a wall

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Adjective[edit]

pelota (accusative singular pelotan, plural pelotaj, accusative plural pelotajn)

  1. singular future passive participle of peli

Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelota

  1. Indicative present connegative form of pelottaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of pelottaa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of pelottaa.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelota

  1. third-person singular past historic of peloter

Galician[edit]

Como jogavã a pelota os mancebos ("how the young men were playing with the ball"), 13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan pelota or Old French pelote, from Latin pila (ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelota f (plural pelotas)

  1. ball
    • 1370, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. Introducción e texto. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 440:
      tijña ẽna mão hũa pelota pequena, et asynaua pera a deytar á agia, et ela fogía et voaua ata que a pelota passaua per ela
      he hold in his hand a small ball, and he was making signals to throw it to the eagle, and the eagle fled and flew until the ball passed by
    Synonyms: balón, bóla
  2. butter pellet
  3. an abnormal growth in the legs of the cattle
  4. (figuratively, vulgar, usually in the plural) testicle

References[edit]

  • pelota” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • pelota” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pelota” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pelota” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  • pelota” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelota f (plural pelotas)

  1. a small ball or sphere

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Provençal from Latin pila.

Noun[edit]

pelota f (plural pelotas)

  1. ball

pelota m, f (plural pelotas)

  1. teacher's pet; brown noser

Usage notes[edit]

Teacher's pet sense: term may be m or f depending on the gender of the person being referred to. An associated hand gesture is waving a hand up or down as if bouncing a ball.

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