baço

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Portuguese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese baço, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Vulgar Latin *hepatium, from Ancient Greek ἧπατιον (hêpation), from ἧπαρ (hêpar, liver). Alternatively from Latin badius. Compare Spanish bazo.

Noun[edit]

baço m (plural baços)

  1. spleen

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin badius (reddish-brown), from Proto-Indo-European *badyo- (yellow; brown). Less likely from a Vulgar Latin *opacius, from opacus.

Adjective[edit]

baço m (feminine baça, plural baços, feminine plural baças; comparable)

  1. which has lost its lustre or shininess