pepo

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See also: pepò and Pepo

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pepō, from Ancient Greek πέπων (pépōn, large melon), from πέπων (pépōn, ripe), from πέπτω (péptō, ripen). Compare pumpkin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpiː.pəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpi.poʊ/
  • Hyphenation: pe‧po
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Noun[edit]

pepo (plural pepos)

  1. A fruit of plants of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, possessing a hard rind and producing many seeds in a single, central, pulpy chamber.
  2. A plant producing such a fruit.
    • 1945, George Francis Carter, Plant Geography and Culture History in the American Southwest, Issue 5, page 25
      The Papago claim that their ancient pepo would produce a mature, sweet melon if the ground were wet only once, while the "new" melons would not.

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

pepo (accusative singular pepon, plural pepoj, accusative plural pepojn)

  1. a chirp, peep, twitter
  2. (Internet) a tweet

Related terms[edit]

  • pepi (to chirp)

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

pepo

  1. wing

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

pepo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pepare

Kaingang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pepo

  1. toad

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πέπων (pépōn, ripe), from πέπτω (péptō, ripen).

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Noun[edit]

pepō m (genitive peponis); third declension

  1. pumpkin, large melon

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pepō peponēs
Genitive peponis peponum
Dative peponī peponibus
Accusative peponem peponēs
Ablative pepone peponibus
Vocative pepō peponēs

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References[edit]

  • pepo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pepo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pepo (n class, plural pepo) or pepo (ma class, plural mapepo)

  1. spirit, demon

Noun[edit]

pepo

  1. plural of upepo