palaver

  • 1 Palaver — Sn std. stil. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. palaver langwierige, wortreiche Verhandlungen; langes Gerede , dieses aus port. palavreado m. und port. palavra f. Wort , aus l. parabolē f. Gleichnis, Parabel , aus gr. parabolḗ f. (eigentlich …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 2 Palaver — Pa*la ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster] Palavering the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Palaver — Palaver: Lat. parabola »Gleichnisrede; Erzählung, Bericht« (vgl. ↑ Parabel) gelangte ins Port. als palavra »Unterredung, Erzählung« (heute: »Wort«). Portugiesische Händler brachten das Wort an die afrikanische Küste und verwendeten es speziell… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 4 Palaver — Pa*la ver, n. [Sp. palabra, or Pg. palavra, fr. L. parabola a comparison, a parable, LL., a word. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery. [1913 Webster] 2. In Africa …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Palāver — (engl., vom portug. palavra, »Wort, Sprache«), Bezeichnung für die Zusammenkünfte vor allem dee westafrikanischen Völkerstämme (im O. gebraucht man das Wort Schauri), um unter Vorsitz der Häuptlinge gemeinsame Angelegenheiten, Kriegszüge,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Palaver — Palāver (vom portug. palāvra, »Sprache«), feierliche Unterhandlung mit afrik. Eingeborenen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 palaver — index confer (consult), conference, council (assembly), speak, speech Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 palaver — (n.) 1733 (implied in palavering), talk, conference, discussion, sailors slang, from Port. palavra word, speech, talk, traders term for negotiating with the natives in West Africa, metathesis of L.L. parabola speech, discourse, from L. parabola… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 palaver — informal ► NOUN 1) prolonged and tedious fuss or discussion. 2) dated a parley or improvised conference between two sides. ► VERB ▪ talk unnecessarily at length. ORIGIN Portuguese palavra word , from Latin parabola comparison …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 palaver — [pə lav′ər] n. [Port palavra, a word, speech < LL(Ec) parabola,PARABLE] 1. a conference or discussion, as orig. between African natives and European explorers or traders 2. talk; esp., idle chatter 3. flattery; cajolery vi. 1. to talk, esp.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Palaver — Der Begriff Palaver (früher: Palaber) bezeichnet ein langwieriges und häufig eher oberflächliches Gespräch.[1][2] Im Deutschen ist der Begriff im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch daher eher negativ belegt. In ethnologischen Untersuchungen anderer… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 Palaver — Pa|la|ver [pa la:vɐ], das; s, (ugs. abwertend): langes, endloses Reden, Schwätzen, Verhandeln [über Unwichtiges]: trotz des langen Palavers kam man zu keinem Ergebnis. Syn.: ↑ Blabla (ugs. abwertend), ↑ Gerede. * * * Pa|la|ver 〈[ vər] n. 13〉 1.… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 palaver — noun 1 (uncountable, singular) informal unnecessary trouble and anxiety over small matters; bother 2 (1); fuss 1 (1): all the palaver of booking a flight and getting a passport | What a palaver! 2 (U) informal a lot of silly and meaningless talk …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Palaver — das Palaver, (Oberstufe) ugs.: Gerede, das kein Ende hat Synonyme: Rederei, Blabla (ugs.), Gelaber (ugs.), Geplapper (ugs.), Geschwätz (ugs.) Beispiel: Meine Eltern machten ein großes Palaver um meinen neuen Freund. Kollokation: sich im ewig… …

    Extremes Deutsch

  • 15 palaver — 1. noun /pəˈlɑː.və(ɹ)/ a) A village council meeting. I have no palaver with him. b) Talk, especially unnecessary talk, fuss. 2. verb …

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  • 16 palaver — pa|la|ver [pəˈla:və US ˈlævər] n [singular, U] especially BrE [Date: 1700 1800; : Portuguese; Origin: palavra word, speech , from Late Latin parabola; PARABLE] informal unnecessary trouble and anxiety that makes something seem more important than …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 palaver — [18] Palaver originated as a piece of naval slang picked up by English sailors in Africa. There they came across Portuguese traders negotiating with the local inhabitants, a process known in Portuguese as palavra ‘speech’ (a descendant of Latin… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 palaver — [[t]pəlɑ͟ːvə(r), læ̱v [/t]] N UNCOUNT Palaver is unnecessary fuss and bother about the way something is done. [INFORMAL] We don t want all that palaver, do we? …

    English dictionary

  • 19 palaver — UK [pəˈlɑːvə(r)] / US [pəˈlɑvər] noun [singular/uncountable] Word forms palaver : singular palaver plural palavers informal a) a situation that causes you a lot of unnecessary trouble or work b) a situation in which a lot of people are angry or… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 palaver — [18] Palaver originated as a piece of naval slang picked up by English sailors in Africa. There they came across Portuguese traders negotiating with the local inhabitants, a process known in Portuguese as palavra ‘speech’ (a descendant of Latin… …

    Word origins