"earthen honeyjar with two handles"
Very early 15th cent. Of unknown origin. Corominas (1991) noted that no significant study of the word existed prior to his dictionary. Note also parral (2). Compared by Furnée (1972) with Ancient Greek πήρα (péra) "leather bag" and Latin pero "soldier's shoes," in which case, we are dealing with a Mediterranean loanword.
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian parra, Aragonese parreta, Catalan (El Lloar) parrell "ruddy soil" (disputed)
|parra (3) f. (Noun) (Guatemala) "guaco" Known locally as a vine that exudes potable drinking water. Probably from parra (1).|
|Parra (4) f. (Toponym) Municipalities in Badajoz, Cuenca, and Toledo. These towns are often called by their full name, La Parra. From parra (1), referring to its local vinticulture.|
|parral (1) m. (Noun) "vineyard" Early 13th cent. From parra (1). Also the name of towns in Avila and Segovia.|
|parral (2) f. (Noun) "large earthen jar with two handles" Of unknown origin. Connected to parra (2).|
|Parral (3) m. (Toponym) Municipalities in Avila, Chihuahua, Linares, and Moquegua. From parral (1), so called for their local vineyards.|
10th cent. From Latin partem, accusative of pars 'id.'
From Proto-Italic *par-ti- "portion," "fate." Of unknown origin.
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese parte, Catalan part, French part, Italian parte ; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian parti, Romanian parte ; Sardinian: palte