preto

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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).

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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

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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, masculine plural pretos, feminine plural pretas, comparable)

  1. black; black in colour
    Tecido preto esquenta mais rápido.
    Black cloth heats up more quickly
  2. (idiomatic, of situations) bad; very adverse
    A coisa está preta.
    The current situation is bad.
  3. (pejorative, of a person) black (dark-skinned)
    Uma mulher preta passou por aqui.
    A black woman was here.
  4. (loosely) being the darkest of its kind
    pão preto ― rye bread
    peças pretas de xadrezblack chess pieces
    nuvem pretablack cloud

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. the color black
    O preto é a mais escura das cores.
    Black is the darkest colour.
  2. (derogatory) a black man
    Uma preta passou por aqui.
    A black woman was here.
  3. black clothing
    Pessoas em luto se vestem de preto.
    Mourners dress in black.

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