alça

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Verb[edit]

alça

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of alçar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of alçar

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alçar (to lift), from Old Portuguese alçar, from Vulgar Latin *altiāre, from Latin altus (high)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alça f (plural alças)

  1. a semicircular handle, such as the bail of a bucket and the handles of bags and purses
  2. shoulder strap (in clothes, the strap that goes over the shoulder)
  3. (anatomy) a part of an organ that forms an arc (mostly in the intestines and blood vessels)

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Derived terms[edit]

  • alçar (to furnish something with handles)

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

alça

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of alçar
    Ele alça isso.
    He lifts this.
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of alçar
    Tu aí, alça isso sozinho.
    You there, lift this by yourself.