abotoar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A- +‎ botão (button; bud) +‎ -ar, from Old French boton.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Paulista) IPA(key): /a.ˌbo.to.ˈa(ɾ)/, /a.ˌbo.to.ˈa(ɹ)/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /a.ˌbo.to.ˈa(ɾ)/, /a.ˌbo.to.ˈa(ɻ)/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.βu.ˈtwaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧bo‧to‧ar

Verb[edit]

abotoar (first-person singular present indicative abotoo, past participle abotoado)

  1. to button up (to fasten with a button or buttons)
    Abotoa tua camisa.
    Button up your shirt.
  2. (of a plant) to bud (to form buds)
    As rosas abotoaram.
    The roses have budded.
  3. (nautical) to connect things by looping it with rope

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