abater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abate +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abater ‎(plural abaters)

  1. One who, or that which, abates. [Early 19th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese abater, from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, present active infinitive of *abbatō, *abbatuō, from Latin battuō, from Gaulish.

Cognate with Galician abater, Spanish abatir, Catalan abatre, French abattre, Italian abbattere, and Romanian abate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.bɐ.ˈteɾ/, [ɐ.βɐ.ˈteɾ]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba‧ter

Verb[edit]

abater ‎(first-person singular present indicative abato, past participle abatido)

  1. to collapse
  2. to topple
  3. to slaughter
  4. to abate, weaken

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