irmão

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Old Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin germānus (brother), from Latin germānus (of siblings), from germen (sprout, bud), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁mn̥ (offspring, seed), from *ǵenh₁- (to beget, to give birth).

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Noun[edit]

irmão m

  1. brother
  2. sibling

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese irmão, yrmão (brother), from Vulgar Latin germānus (brother), from Latin germānus (of siblings), from germen (sprout, bud), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁mn̥ (offspring, seed), from *ǵenh₁- (to beget, to give birth). Cognate with Galician irmán, Mirandese armano, Asturian hermanu, Spanish hermano, Aragonese chirmán and Catalan germà.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

irmão m (plural irmãos, feminine irmã, feminine plural irmãs)

  1. brother
    O meu irmão mais velho vai casar-se.
    My older brother is getting married.
  2. sibling
    Eu tenho quatro irmãos, dois irmãos e duas irmãs.
    I have four siblings, two brothers and two sisters.

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