preto

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese preto.

Adjective[edit]

preto ? (Latin spelling)

  1. black

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *apreto, from apretar, from Late Latin appectorāre, from Latin pectus (chest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

preto m (plural pretos, feminine preta, feminine plural pretas)

  1. black

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Adverb[edit]

preto

  1. near

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Portuguese[edit]

preto

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese preto (black, near), from earlier *apreto, from apretar (Modern Portuguese apertar), from Late Latin appectorāre, from Latin pectus (chest).

Compare Asturian and Leonese prietu and Spanish prieto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

preto m (feminine preta plural pretos feminine plural pretas; comparable)

  1. black
  2. (idiomatic, of situations) bad, very adverse

Noun[edit]

preto m (plural pretos)

  1. The color black.
  2. (derogatory) A black man.

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