chão

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See also: chao, Chao, chāo, cháo, chǎo, chào, and cha0

Old Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin plānum (level ground), from Proto-Indo-European *pelh (flat).

Noun[edit]

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground, floor
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 236 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller que perigoóu no mar. ⁊ tragia un fillo pequeno nos braços. ⁊ fezea ſanta maria per címa das aguas andar de pé aſſi como ẏria per un muí bon chão.
      How a woman who sank in the sea. And had a small child in her arms. And Holy Mary brought her over the water to walk as she would in a good floor.
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin plānus (flat), from Proto-Indo-European *pelh (flat).

Adjective[edit]

chão m (feminine chãa, plural chãos)

  1. flat, smooth

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese chão (ground), from Latin plānum (level ground), from Proto-Indo-European *pelh (flat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground
  2. floor

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