polvo

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Esperanto[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian polve, from Latin pulvis (dust, powder). Compare German Pulver (powder), French poudre (powder), English powder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpolvo]
  • Audio:
    (file)
  • Rhymes: -olvo
  • Hyphenation: pol‧vo

Noun[edit]

polvo (accusative singular polvon, plural polvoj, accusative plural polvojn)

  1. dust

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto polvoItalian polvereSpanish polvo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

polvo (plural polvi)

  1. powder, dust

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Portuguese[edit]

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polvo

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese polbo, from Latin polypus (octopus), from Ancient Greek πολύπους (polúpous). Doublet of pólipo.

Cognate with Galician polbo, Spanish pulpo, Italian polpo, French poulpe, pieuvre.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpow.vu/ [ˈpoʊ̯.vu]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpow.vo/ [ˈpoʊ̯.vo]

  • Hyphenation: pol‧vo

Noun[edit]

polvo m (plural polvos, metaphonic)

  1. octopus

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish polvos (singular),[1] from Vulgar Latin *pulvus, neuter form derived from Classical Latin pulvis m, from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

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Noun[edit]

polvo m (plural polvos)

  1. dust (fine, dry particles of matter found in the air and covering the surface of objects)
  2. powder, dust (fine particles of a dry substance)
  3. (vulgar, colloquial) fuck, screw (sexual intercourse)
    Synonyms: (Spain) folleteo, (Latin America) cogida
    • 1994, José Ángel Mañas, chapter XIV, in Historias del Kronen, Barcelona: Ediciones Destino, →ISBN, page 220:
      ¿Dónde están Pedro y su cerda? ( ) Han salido al jardín, seguro. ( ) Ven, Roberto, que vamos a ver un polvo en primer plano.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  4. (plural only) see polvos

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1983–1991), “polvo”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, page 599

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