diabo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese diabo, earlier diaboo, displacing the collateral forms diabre, diabro and diablo, from Latin diabolus (devil), from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos, slanderer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /d͡ʒi.ˈa.bu/, /ˈd͡ʒ(j)a.bu/, /di.ˈa.bu/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /di.ˈa.βu/, /ˈdja.βu/
  • Homophone: Diabo
  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧bo

Noun[edit]

diabo m (plural diabos)

  1. (religion, fiction) devil; demon; fiend (creature from Hell)
  2. (colloquial, with definite article) used to emphasise the extent of an action, usually one of a negative nature
    Ele falou o diabo sobre seus inimigos.
    He said a lot of crap about his enemies.

Noun[edit]

diabo m (plural diabos, feminine diaba, feminine plural diabas, feminine diáboa, feminine plural diáboas)

  1. an evil or perverse person
  2. a mischievous person

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Interjection[edit]

diabo!

  1. damn! (expresses anger, irritation or disappointment)

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