-eira

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See also: eira and Eira

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese -eira, from Latin -āria. Doublet of -eria and -aria.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈɐj.ɾɐ/, [ˈɐɪ̯.ɾɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /ˈej.ɾɐ/, [ˈeɪ̯.ɾɐ]

Suffix[edit]

-eira f (plural -eiras)

  1. female equivalent of -eiro
  2. forms the names of plants from the fruits or vegetables it produces
    maçã (apple) + ‎-eira → ‎macieira (apple tree)
    batata (potato) + ‎-eira → ‎batateira (potato plant)

Derived terms[edit]