carnaval

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French, see below, either from Italian carnivale, from Middle Latin carnelevale, from carnem (flesh) + levāre (lighten, raise) or directly from Middle Latin. The alternative carnem vale "flesh farewell" is believed to be folk etymology.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrnaːvɑl/, /kɑrnaːˈvɑl/, [ˈkɑrnəvɑl]
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Noun[edit]

carnaval n (plural carnavals, diminutive carnavalletje n)

  1. The carnival, last festive occasion(s) before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday
  2. (within the southern Netherlands and Belgium, specifically) A festival celebrated with costuming, parades and other festivities, with a general emphasis on parody, jest and local tradition and dialect.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Italian carnivale, from Middle Latin carnelevale, from caro "flesh" + levare "lighten, raise" or directly from Middle Latin (the alternative carne vale "to flesh/meat, farewell" is believed folk etymology)

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carnaval m

  1. The carnival, last festive occasion before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday, marked by a masked parade and/or ball

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian carnevale (carnival), from the Latin phrase carnem levāre, to put away meat.

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carnaval m (plural carnavais)

  1. carnival (festive occasion marked by parades)

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Noun[edit]

carnaval m (plural carnavales)

  1. carnival

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