pillo

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See also: Pillo and pilló

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pīlum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pillo m (plural pilli)

  1. tamper (tool)

Further reading[edit]

  • pillo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pillō f (genitive pillōnis); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) chaff

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pillō pillōnēs
Genitive pillōnis pillōnum
Dative pillōnī pillōnibus
Accusative pillōnem pillōnēs
Ablative pillōne pillōnibus
Vocative pillō pillōnēs

Synonyms[edit]

  • (chaff): palea (Classical)

References[edit]

  • pillo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “pillo”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 797/2

Latvian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pillo

  1. (dialectal form) vocative singular masculine form of pillais
  2. (dialectal form) accusative singular masculine form of pillais
  3. (dialectal form) instrumental singular masculine form of pillais
  4. (dialectal form) genitive plural masculine form of pillais
  5. (dialectal form) vocative singular feminine form of pillais
  6. (dialectal form) accusative singular feminine form of pillais
  7. (dialectal form) instrumental singular feminine form of pillais
  8. (dialectal form) genitive plural feminine form of pillais

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pīlum.

Adjective[edit]

pillo (feminine pilla, masculine plural pillos, feminine plural pillas)

  1. clever
    Synonyms: astuto, listo
  2. cheeky, impudent
    Synonyms: fresco, sinvergüenza
  3. mean, nasty
    Synonym: bajo
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Noun[edit]

pillo m (plural pillos)

  1. cheeky or naughty person, crook or thief; scoundrel
    • 1877, Benito Pérez Galdós, Gloria
      las prácticas religiosas no son otra cosa que una especie de instrumento correccional contra los pillos.
      religious practices are nothing more than a kind of correctional instrument against crooks.

Etymology 2[edit]

See pillar (verb).

Verb[edit]

pillo

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

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