ontem

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese onte, oonte (yesterday), from *aõite, from earlier *anoite, from Latin ad noctem (at night), from nox (night)[1]. Displaced Old Portuguese eire.

Cognate with Galician onte and Spanish anoche.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ontem (not comparable)

  1. yesterday

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwin B. Williams, From Latin to Portuguese (1938), page 85 (§ 92, 7, A).