engenho

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese engenho (machine; sugar mill), from Old Portuguese engenno, from Latin ingenium.

Noun[edit]

engenho (plural engenhos)

  1. (historical) A sugar mill in colonial Brazil.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese engenno, from Latin ingenium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.ˈʒe.ɲu/, /ẽ.ˈʒɐ.ɲu/, /ẽ.ˈʒɐj.ɲu/
  • Hyphenation: en‧ge‧nho

Noun[edit]

engenho m (plural engenhos)

  1. ingenuity (the quality of being ingenuous)
  2. astuteness (the quality of being astute)
  3. (obsolete or historical) machine (mechanical device)
  4. (obsolete or historical) factory (industrial facility)
  5. sugar mill (machine for pressing out the juice of the sugar cane)
  6. sugar mill (factory that processes sugar cane)
  7. (South Brazil) factory that processes yerba maté leaves

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