piropo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πυρωπός (purōpós, fire-like), from πῦρ (pûr, fire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈrɔ.po/, [piˈr̺ɔːpo]
  • Rhymes: -ɔpo
  • Stress: piròpo
  • Hyphenation: pi‧ro‧po

Noun[edit]

piropo m (plural piropi)

  1. (mineralogy) pyrope (a type of garnet)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pyropus, from Ancient Greek πυρωπός (purōpós, fire-colored), from πῦρ (pûr, fire). The compliment sense is via Spanish piropo, presumably from the same root.

Noun[edit]

piropo m (plural piropos)

  1. (mineralogy) pyrope (a type of garnet)
  2. (colloquial) a nice or flattering comment, especially one directed towards a woman; a compliment or pick-up line

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pyropus, from Ancient Greek πυρωπός (purōpós, fire-colored), from πῦρ (pûr, fire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈɾopo/
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Noun[edit]

piropo m (plural piropos)

  1. (mineralogy) pyrope (a type of garnet)
  2. (colloquial) compliment, flattering comment (usually addressed to an unknown woman on the street); pick-up line, catcall
    Mi novia casi nunca me dice piropos.
    My girlfriend hardly ever pays me compliments.
    • 2010, Debbie Rusch, Marcela Dominguez, Lucia Caycedo Garner, Fuentes: Conversacion y gramática, Cengage Learning →ISBN, page 297
      Existe una costumbre en países de habla española llamada el piropo. El piropo suele ser una frase agradable que le dice normalmente un hombre en la calle a una mujer desconocida. Por lo general, no es apropiado que la mujer le haga ...
      There exists a tradition in Spanish-speaking countries called the piropo. The piropo is usually a pleasant remark said by a man to an unknown woman in the street. In general, it is not considered appropriate for a woman to make them...
    • 2011, Jill Pellettieri, Norma Lopez-Burton, Rafael Gomez, Robert Hershberger, Susan Navey-Davis, Rumbos, Enhanced Edition, Cengage Learning →ISBN
      ¿Qué es un piropo? Los aficionados lo llaman “la poesía de la calle”. Para ellos, son sólo comentarios, cumplidos (compliments) dirigidos a una mujer en la calle para reconocer (acknowledge) su belleza sin esperar nada a cambio (in ...
      What is a piropo? Its fans call it "street poetry". To them, only comments and compliments towards a woman on the street which acknowledge her beauty without expecting anything in return...

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