algaravia

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese algaravia, from Andalusian Arabic اَلْعَرَبِيَّة(al-ʿarabiyya), from Arabic عَرَبِيَّة(ʿarabiyya, Arabic). Compare Galician algarabía and Spanish algarabía.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /aɫ.ɣɐ.ɾɐ.ˈvi.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: al‧ga‧ra‧vi‧a

Noun[edit]

algaravia f (plural algaravias)

  1. (archaic) the Arabic language
    Synonym: árabe
  2. gibberish (speech or writing that is unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless)
    Synonym: grego