a representation of Death, as in literature or the Bible.
[pah-lem-bahng] /ˌpɑ lɛmˈbɑŋ/ noun 1. a city in SE Sumatra, in W Indonesia. /pɑːˈlɛmbɑːŋ/ noun 1. a port in W Indonesia, in S Sumatra; oil refineries; university (1955). Pop: 1 451 419 (2000)
[puh-len-shuh; Spanish pah-len-thyah] /pəˈlɛn ʃə; Spanish pɑˈlɛn θyɑ/ noun 1. a city in Castilla y León, N Spain. /Spanish paˈlenθia/ noun 1. a city in N central Spain: earliest university in Spain (1208); seat of Castilian kings (12th–13th centuries); communications centre. Pop: 81 378 (2003 est)
[pah-leng-ke] /pɑˈlɛŋ kɛ/ noun 1. a village in SE Mexico, in Chiapas state: ruins of an ancient Mayan city. /Spanish paˈleŋke/ noun 1. the site of an ancient Mayan city in S Mexico famous for its architectural ruins
1. a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient,” especially in reference to former geologic time periods, used in the formation of compound words: paleobotany. combining form 1. variants (esp US) of palaeo- before vowels pale- word-forming element used in scientific combinations (mostly since c.1870) meaning “ancient, early, prehistoric, primitive,” from Greek palaio-, comb. form of […]