fisionomia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φυσιογνωμονία (phusiognōmonía, the science or art of judging a man by his features), from φύσις (phúsis, physique, appearance) + γνώμων (gnṓmōn, one that knows or examines, an interpreter, discerner).

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Noun[edit]

fisionomia f (plural fisionomie)

  1. physiognomy
  2. face, aspect

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin physiognomia, from Latin physiognomonia, from Ancient Greek φυσιογνωμονία (phusiognōmonía, the science or art of judging a man by his features), from φύσις (phúsis, physique, appearance) + γνώμων (gnṓmōn, one that knows or examines, an interpreter, discerner).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /fi.zju.nu.ˈmi.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧si‧o‧no‧mi‧a

Noun[edit]

fisionomia f (plural fisionomias)

  1. physiognomy
  2. face, semblance