fevereiro

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

fevereiro m

  1. Alternative form of fevreyro

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fevereiro, fevreyro, febreyro, from Late Latin febrārius, from Latin februārius, from fēbruum (purification), via the purification ritual Fēbrua held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /fɨ.vɨ.ˈɾɐj.ɾu/
  • Hyphenation: fe‧ve‧rei‧ro

Noun[edit]

fevereiro m (plural fevereiros)

  1. February

Usage notes[edit]

In Brazilian Portuguese, the names of months were usually not capitalized. But in Portugal they were. Spelling reform abolished their capitalization.

See also[edit]