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.

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).

Noun[edit]

almirante m (plural almirantes)

  1. admiral