baleia

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Portuguese[edit]

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baleia (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[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).

Noun[edit]

baleia f (plural baleias)

  1. whale (any of several species of large sea mammals of the order Cetacea, excluding smaller ones)
  2. (derogatory) whale; land whale (a very obese woman)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

baleia

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of balear
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of balear