baleia

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Portuguese[edit]

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baleia (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese balẽa, from Latin ballaena, variant of bālaena, from Ancient Greek φάλαινα ‎(phálaina), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- ‎(to inflate, blow, swell), from *bʰel- ‎(to bloom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /bɐ.ˈlɐj.ɐ/, /bɐ.ˈlej.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧lei‧a

Noun[edit]

baleia f (plural baleias)

  1. whale.

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