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palabra f. (Noun) "word"

12th cent. Old Spanish parabla via metathesis. From Late Latin parabola "speech" but originally in Latin "comparison." Borrowed from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolé) "comparison;" "parable" (whence parábola).

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian pallabra, Portuguese parábola, Galician palabra, Catalan paraula, French palabre, Italian parabola ; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Romanian parabolă ; Sardinian: paragula