balão

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balões

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Etymology[edit]

From French ballon, from Middle French ballon from Northern Italian bal(l)one (compare Italian pallone ‎(large ball)) from balla ‎(ball), from Lombardic balla, palla ‎(ball) from Proto-Germanic *ballô ‎(ball), 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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