cabeça

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *capittia, variant of capitia, plural of Latin capitium.

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Noun[edit]

cabeça f (plural cabeces)

  1. (botany) bulb, head (of garlic)
    Synonym: bulb

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin capitia, from the neuter plural accusative of capitium (covering for the head) (reanalyzed as a feminine singular), from caput (head).

Noun[edit]

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. (anatomy, Provençal) head
  2. mind
  3. (Gascony) plough

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin capitia, from the neuter plural accusative of capitium (covering for the head) (reanalyzed as a feminine singular), from caput (head).

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Noun[edit]

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. head
    • c. 1200, Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 6v. col. 2.
      dixo ſõnaua q̃ tenẏa / .iij. canaſtiellos. blãcos ſobre / mẏ cabeça. en el canaſtiello ſu / ſano auẏa del comer de phara / on. E las aues del cielo comien / del canaſtiello ſobre mẏ. cabeça
      he said: "I dreamt I had three white baskets on my head, and on the uppermost basket was all that which the pharaoh ate, and the birds of the sky ate from the basket upon my head."

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Descendants[edit]

  • Ladino:
    Hebrew script: קאב׳יסה
    Latin script: kavesa
  • Spanish: cabeza

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician-Portuguese cabeça, from Vulgar Latin capitia, from the neuter plural (reanalyzed as a feminine singular) of Latin capitium, from caput.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /kaˈbe.sa/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /kɐˈbe.sɐ/
  • Rhymes: -esɐ
  • Hyphenation: ca‧be‧ça

Noun[edit]

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. (anatomy) head (part of the body)
  2. head (topmost, foremost, or leading part)
  3. (figurative) sense

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:cabeça.

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Noun[edit]

cabeça m or f by sense (plural cabeças)

  1. (colloquial) head (leader, boss)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:cabeça.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. Archaic spelling of cabeza.