chave

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāvis.

Noun[edit]

chave f (plural chaves)

  1. key

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See ch-.

Verb[edit]

chave

  1. I have

Portuguese[edit]

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chave

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese chave (key), from Latin clāvis (key), from Proto-Italic *klāwis (bolt, lock, bar), from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂us (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors).

Cognate with Galician chave, Spanish llave, Catalan clau, Occitan clau, French clé, Italian chiave and Romanian cheie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chave f (plural chaves)

  1. key
  2. curly bracket

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