mão

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Old Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin manus (hand), from Proto-Indo-European *man- (hand).

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Noun[edit]

mão f

  1. hand
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.

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Portuguese[edit]

mão

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mão, maão, from Latin manus (hand), from Proto-Italic *manus, from Proto-Indo-European *man- (hand). Cognate with Galician man, Spanish mano, Catalan , Occitan man, French main, Italian mano and Romanian mână.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mão f (plural mãos)

  1. hand
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 52:
      Apontara com a mão machucada.
      He had pointed it using his wounded hand.

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