açougue

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic السوق (as-sūq, the market, the souq), from Aramaic שוקא or ܫܘܩܐ (šūqā’, street, market), from Akkadian sūqu (street), from sāqu (narrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

açougue m (plural açougues)

  1. butcher's (shop)
  2. slaughterhouse
  3. massacre
  4. (Brazil) whorehouse