balão

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Portuguese[edit]

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balões

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Etymology[edit]

From French ballon, from Middle French ballon, from Italian pallone (large ball), from palla (ball), from Lombardic *palla (ball), although the then Northern Italian form balla, from Old French balle, from Frankish balla, is likely the more direct influence; both from Proto-Germanic *ballô (ball), *balluz, from Proto-Indo-European *bholn- (bubble), from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (to blow, swell, inflate).

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Noun[edit]

balão m (plural balões)

  1. balloon
  2. (chemistry) retort (flask used for distillation)
  3. (Brazil) roundabout (road junction)
  4. (Portugal, colloquial) breathalyzer
  5. (comics) speech bubble
  6. (soccer, slang) lob

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