sebastianismo

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sebastião +‎ -ismo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /se.ˌbas.t͡ʃjɐ.ˈniz.mu/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨ.βɐʃ.tjɐ.ˈniʒ.mu/
  • Hyphenation: se‧bas‧ti‧a‧nis‧mo

Noun[edit]

sebastianismo m (uncountable)

  1. (Portuguese and Brazilian folklore) the belief that King Sebastian of Portugal (1554–1578) will return from the dead to lead the Portuguese or Brazilian people as a messiah
    • 2008, Neyse Rosa, História do Brasil: uma interpretação, SENAC São Paulo, page 93:
      Aos portugueses restou a lenda do “sebastianismo”, segundo a qual o rei não teria sido morto e estaria de volta, algum dia, para devolver a Portugal suas glórias passadas.
      To the Portuguese the legend of “Sebastianism” remained, according to which the king hadn’t been killed and would be back some day to give Portugal back its former glories.