Palabra
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Palabra

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish palabra ("word"). Doublet of parable.

Noun

palabra (plural palabras)

  1. (poetic, rare) A word; idle talk.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought):

Related terms

References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Asturian

Noun

palabra f (plural palabres)

  1. Alternative form of pallabra

Chavacano

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish palabra, from Old Spanish parabla, from Latin parabola, from Ancient Greek (parabol?, "comparison; parable"). Doublet of parábola.

Noun

palabra

  1. word (unit of speech or writing)

French

Pronunciation

Verb

palabra

  1. third-person singular past historic of palabrer

Galician

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese palavra, with hyperthesis from earlier paravla, from Late Latin, from Latin parabola ("comparison; later, speech"), from Ancient Greek (parabol?, "comparison; parable"). Doublet of parábola and parola.

Pronunciation

Noun

palabra f (plural palabras)

  1. word
    Synonyms: verba, vocábulo, voz
  2. promise
    • 1375, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 381:
      mando que paguem a gomez ballo quanto el diser por sua palaura sem juramento quelle deuo
      I order that they should pay Gómez Ballo whatever he say by his word that I owe him, no oath needed

See also

References

  • "palavra" in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • "palaura" in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • "palabra" in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • "palabra" in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • "palabra" in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish

Etymology

Hyperthetic form of Old Spanish parabla, from Late Latin, from Latin parabola ("comparison; later, speech"), from Ancient Greek (parabol?, "comparison; parable"). Doublet of parábola, a borrowing. Compare English parley, palaver, parable and parole.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa'lab?a/, [pa'laa]
  • Hyphenation: pa?la?bra

Noun

palabra f (plural palabras)

  1. word
  2. wording
  3. word (promise)
    te doy mi palabra - I give you my word

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • -> English: palabra
  • -> French: palabre
  • -> Papiamentu: palabra

Further reading


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