espelho

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espelho

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese espello, from Vulgar Latin *speclum, from Latin speculum, from speciō (I look), from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ-.

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Noun[edit]

espelho m (plural espelhos)

  1. mirror (smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside)
    Ela viu-se no espelho.
    She saw herself in the mirror.
  2. (by extension) any reflexive surface
  3. (figuratively) role model (person who serves as an example)
  4. riser (vertical part of a step on a staircase)
  5. a protective plate around something, such as an escutcheon around a keyhole or a cover around an electric outlet
  6. (geology) a surface of a tectonic plate which has been polished by friction

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espelho

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