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pāla , ae, f. contr. from pagela, from pago, pango: “pala a pangendo,Varr. L. L. 5, § 134 Müll.,
I.a spade.
II. Transf.
A. A peel for putting bread into the oven, Cato, R. R. 11 fin.
B. A winnowing-shovel, Tert. Praescr. 3; so Juvenc. 1, 371.—
C. The bezel of a ring = funda: “palam anuli ad palmam convertere,Cic. Off. 3, 9, 38.—
D. The shoulder-blade, Cael. Aur. Acut. 2, 35; id. Tard. 3, 2.—
E. An Indian tree, the plantain-tree: Musa Paradisiaca, Linn.; Plin. 12, 6, 12, § 24.
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