tuiuiú

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Portuguese[edit]

Um tuiuiú.

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from a Cariban language.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuiuiú m (plural tuiuiús)

  1. (Brazil) jabiru (a species of bird in the stork family)
    • 2001, Lucinda Nogueira Persona, Tuiuiú, in Sopa escaldante (ISBN 8573882611), page 22:
      De nossas necessidades
      faço histórias, ponderações, estudos
      explicação comum de tuiuiú eu tenho:
      ele passou da conta no crescer
      o tuiuiú, quando acorda e abre as asas,
      ultrapassa as bordas do amanhecer
      deste modo, []
      Of our needs
      I create stories, ponderings, studies
      I have a common jabiru explanation:
      it stepped over the line when growing up
      The jabiru, when it wakes up and extends its wings,
      crosses the borders of sunrise
      like this, []

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A. B. H. Ferreira, Novo Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa, second edition (Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 1986), page 1725