piolho

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Portuguese[edit]

piolho

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese peollo, from Late Latin peduclus < peduculus, variant of Latin pēdīculus, diminutive of pēdis (louse), from Proto-Indo-European *pezd-. Compare Galician piollo, Spanish piojo, Catalan poll, French pou.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /piˈo.ʎu/ [pɪˈo.ʎu], (faster pronunciation) /ˈpjo.ʎu/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /piˈo.ʎo/ [pɪˈo.ʎo], (faster pronunciation) /ˈpjo.ʎo/

  • Hyphenation: pi‧o‧lho

Noun[edit]

piolho m (plural piolhos)

  1. louse (insect)

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