besouro

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese abesouro (beetle), of unknown origin. Maybe from Latin avis aurea (golden bird) or from Spanish abejorro, from abeja (bee) + -orro (augmentative suffix). Or, possibly imitative of the wing's sounds.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /beˈzo(w).ɾu/ [beˈzo(ʊ̯).ɾu]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /beˈzo(w).ɾo/ [beˈzo(ʊ̯).ɾo]
 

  • Hyphenation: be‧sou‧ro

Noun[edit]

besouro m (plural besouros)

  1. beetle