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P3A1L1

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3 letters words from 'pal'

ALP 5LAP 5
PAL 5 

2 letters words from 'pal'

AL 2LA 2
PA 4 

All 3 letters words made out of pal

pal apl pla lpa alp lap

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word pal. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in pal.

Definitions and meaning of pal

pal

Etymology

Borrowed from Angloromani pal (brother, friend), from Romani phral (brother), from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognates also include English brother, Ancient Greek φράτηρ (phrátēr), Latin frater, Caló plal.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pal/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pæl/
  • Rhymes: -æl

Noun

pal (plural pals)

  1. (colloquial) A friend, buddy, mate, cobber; someone to hang around with.
    Little Timmy's out playing with his pals.
  2. (colloquial) An informal term of address, often used ironically in a hostile way.
    Don't you threaten me, pal – I'll report you to the police.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:friend

Derived terms

Verb

pal (third-person singular simple present pals, present participle palling, simple past and past participle palled)

  1. Be friends with, hang around with.

Related terms

Anagrams

  • ALP, APL, LPA, PLA, Pla, alp, lap

Angloromani

Alternative forms

  • palla, pel, pral, prala, pralla, pulu

Etymology

From Romani phral, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ (bhrā́tṛ), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognate with English brother.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpʰæl], [pʰæɫ]

Noun

pal

  1. brother
  2. friend

Derived terms

Descendants

  • English: pal

References

  • “pal” in The Manchester Romani Project, Angloromani Dictionary.

Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition pa (for) + masculine singular article el (the).

Contraction

pal m

  1. for the

Cahuilla

Etymology

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pa.

Noun

pál

  1. water

References

  • Katherine Siva Sauvel; Pamela Munro (1983) Chem'ivillu' (let's speak Cahuilla)

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan pal, from Latin pālus (stake, pole), from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Noun

pal m (plural pals)

  1. stake
  2. pole
  3. (heraldry) pale

Related terms

See also


Cupeño

Etymology

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pa. Cognate with Cahuilla pál, Luiseño paala, Tübatulabal bal, Northern Paiute paa, Comanche paa, Hopi paahu, Classical Nahuatl atl.

Noun

pál

  1. water

References

  • Jane H. Hill (2005) A Grammar of Cupeño

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpal]
  • Rhymes: -al

Interjection

pal!

  1. fire! (a signal to shoot)

Verb

pal

  1. second-person singular imperative of pálit

Further reading

  • pal in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pal in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle French pal, from Latin pālus. Cognate with paal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑl/
  • Rhymes: -ɑl

Noun

pal m (plural pallen, diminutive palletje n)

  1. catch (mechanism which stops something from moving the wrong way)

Adverb

pal

  1. firm, firmly
  2. (with a preposition or adverb) right, immediately

Anagrams

  • lap

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pālus (stake, pole). Compare the inherited doublet pieu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pal/

Noun

pal m (plural pals)

  1. stake
  2. pole
  3. (heraldry) pale

References

  • “pal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpal]
  • Hyphenation: pal

Etymology 1

From Dutch paal (pole), from Middle Dutch pâel, from Old Dutch pāl, from Latin pālus. See Dutch mijlpaal (milestone).

Noun

pal (plural, first-person possessive palku, second-person possessive palmu, third-person possessive palnya)

  1. milestone, one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Noun

pal (plural, first-person possessive palku, second-person possessive palmu, third-person possessive palnya)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of faal.

Further reading

  • “pal” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Interlingue

Noun

pal (plural pales)

  1. pole, stake

Kurdish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑːl/
  • Rhymes: -al

Noun

pal ?

  1. side

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pal]

Participle

pal

  1. second-person singular imperative of paliś

Occitan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pal/

Noun

pal m (plural pals)

  1. post, pole, stake
  2. (nautical) mast

Old English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pālus (stake), possibly through a late Proto-Germanic intermediate. Compare Old High German pfāl (German Pfahl), Old Dutch pāl (Dutch paal).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑːl/

Noun

pāl m

  1. stake

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: pole, pal
    • English: pole

Pipil

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /pal/

Relational

-pal

  1. of (genitive relation, also forms genitive pronouns)
  2. for (benefactive relation)

Declension

Usage notes

  • The relational noun -pal is part of a restricted group of relationals that can be used without a possessive marker when it accompanies an explicit complement, thus acting like a preposition:

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pal/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin pālus (stake).

Noun

pal m inan

  1. stake (piece of wood)
  2. pile (for the support of a building)
Declension

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

pal

  1. second-person singular imperative of palić

Further reading

  • pal in Polish dictionaries at PWN



Spanish

Contraction

pal

  1. (colloquial) contraction of para (for) + el (the)

Related terms


Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pal]

Noun

pal (nominative plural pals)

  1. parent, father or mother
  2. Hyponyms: fat, hipal, jipal, mot

Declension

Derived terms

See also


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to associate as friends.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)