-zão

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Spanish -zón.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-zão m (feminine -zona, plural -zões, feminine plural -zonas)

  1. Variant of -ão, used especially when the preceding letter is a semivowel or when the word is an oxytone.
    caqui (persimmon) + ‎-zão → ‎caquizão (big persimmon)
    (shovel) + ‎-zona → ‎pazona (big shovel)
    pão (bread) + ‎-zão → ‎pãozão (big bread)

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