como

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See also: Como, cómo, and COMO

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

como

  1. first-person singular present indicative of comer

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōmodo (how).

Adverb[edit]

como

  1. how
  2. as

Verb[edit]

como

  1. first-person singular present indicative of comer

Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

como (not comparable)

  1. (interrogative) how
    Como interpreta Jamblicho iste function del anima?
    How does Iamblichus interpret this function of the soul?

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active cōmō, present infinitive cōmere, perfect active cōmpsi, supine cōmptum

  1. I bring together, form, frame, construct, arrange.
  2. (usually of hair) I take care of, care for; comb, dress; braid.
  3. (in general) I adorn, deck, dress, ornament.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • como in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōmodo (how).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

como

  1. how (the fact that; the way that)

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese como (how; in what way), from Latin quōmodo (how).

Adverb[edit]

como (not comparable)

  1. for example; such as; like (introduces a list of examples)
  2. how (in what way, manner)
  3. why (for what cause, reason, or purpose), when the action is considered reproachful
  4. how (modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings)
Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

When used as a modifier to indicate surprise, como precedes a verb, while que precedes an adjective.

  • How wonderful!
    • Que maravilhoso!
  • How wonderful it is!
    • Como é maravilhoso!
Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

como

  1. how (in which way; in such way)
  2. like, as (in the same way that; according to what)
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 538:
      Sinto muito ter de contradizê-la, Minerva, mas, como pode ver no meu bilhete, Harry tem obtido resultados muito fracos nas minhas aulas...
      I'm sorry to contradict you, Minerva, but, as you can see in my note, Harry has obtained very weak results in my classes...
  3. as; because; since (usually used in the beginning of sentences)

Interjection[edit]

como?

  1. sorry (used as a request for someone to repeat something not heard or understood clearly)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of comer (to eat).

Verb[edit]

como

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of comer

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish commo, from Vulgar Latin *quomo, from Classical Latin quōmodo (how). Cognate with Catalan com, Italian come and French comme.

Adverb[edit]

como

  1. like
  2. as
  3. how
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology at comer.

Verb[edit]

como

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of comer.