forro

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See also: Forro, fôrro, forró, and foro

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • fôrro (obsolete, noun and adjective)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic حُرّ (ḥurr, free).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forro m (feminine forra, masculine plural forros, feminine plural forras, comparable)

  1. enfranchised

Noun[edit]

forro m (uncountable)

  1. Forro; Sãotomense (a Portuguese-based creole spoken in São Tomé and Príncipe)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French feurre, from Old French fuerre, from Frankish *fodar, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą, from Proto-Indo-European *pātróm (food).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forro m (plural forros)

  1. lining
  2. drop ceiling (secondary ceiling, hung below the structural ceiling)
  3. an individual tile or plank of a drop ceiling

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

forro

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From forrar.

Noun[edit]

forro m (plural forros)

  1. lining
  2. dust jacket
  3. (heraldry) fur
  4. (Argentina) (condom): raincoat, glove
  5. (Argentina) said to refer to people that are obnoxious, sometimes treacherous. Full expression "Forro pinchado" ("Perforated condom") - as being the result of, hence the treacherous/obnoxious meaning.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

forro

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of forrar.