almirante

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic أَمِير(ʾamīr, commander, prince), in particular أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet), interpreted as a present participle with the suffix -ante and influenced by the Arabic article ال(al-). Compare Spanish almirante, French amiral.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /aw.miˈɾɐ̃.t͡ʃi/ [aʊ̯.miˈɾɐ̃.t͡ʃi]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /aw.miˈɾɐ̃.te/ [aʊ̯.miˈɾɐ̃.te]

Noun[edit]

almirante m (plural almirantes)

  1. admiral (all senses)
  2. flag officer

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish amirate (interpreted as a present participle with the suffix -ante and influenced by the Arabic article ال(al-)), from Medieval Latin amiratus, from Byzantine Greek ἀμιράς, ἀμιράδος (amirás, amirádos), from Arabic أَمِير(ʾamīr, commander, prince), in particular أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /almiˈɾante/ [al.miˈɾãn̪.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ante
  • Hyphenation: al‧mi‧ran‧te

Noun[edit]

almirante m or f (plural almirantes)

  1. admiral

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish almirante.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: al‧mi‧ran‧te
  • IPA(key): /ʔalmiˈɾante/, [ʔɐl.mɪˈɾan.te]

Noun[edit]

almirante

  1. admiral
    Synonyms: laksamana, admiral

Further reading[edit]