caber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic cabar ‎(spar, pole).

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Noun[edit]

caber ‎(plural cabers)

  1. A long, thick log held upright at one end and tossed in the Highland games.

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caber

  1. Alternative form of cabre

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō ‎(I take in, contain)

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caber ‎(first-person singular present caibo, first-person singular preterite couben, past participle cabido)

  1. to fit (in something).
  2. to hold or contain; to be capable of containing.
  3. first-person singular personal infinitive of caber
  4. third-person singular personal infinitive of caber

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō ‎(I take in, contain)

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caber

  1. to fit (in)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō ‎(I take in, contain). Compare Galician caber, Spanish caber.

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  • Hyphenation: ca‧ber

Verb[edit]

caber ‎(first-person singular present indicative caibo, past participle cabido)

  1. (transitive with em) to fit, enter (in something, no matter if space or volume is left)
    Este tamanho não cabe em mim.
    This size doesn't fit me.
  2. (transitive with em) to traverse, pass through or across (a way, path, opening etc. no matter if space is left)
  3. (transitive with em) to hold; to be capable of containing
    Nesse auditório cabem duas mil pessoas.
    That auditorium holds two thousand people.
  4. (transitive with a) to be responsible for; to be up to somebody
    Cabe a você fazer uma escolha.
    It's up to you to make a choice.
  5. (transitive with a) to fall to, to win (a price)
    A cada um coube uma pequena parte.
    A small part was distributed to each person.

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:caber.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō ‎(I take in, contain), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyé-, from the root *keh₂p- ‎(to seize).

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caber ‎(first-person singular present quepo, first-person singular preterite cupe, past participle cabido)

  1. (transitive) to fit, enter (in something, no matter if space or volume is left)
    Quise tomar prestados los pantalones de mi hermana pequeña, pero no me cabían.
    I wanted to borrow my little sister's trousers, but they didn't fit.
  2. (transitive) to traverse, pass through or across (a way, path, door, hole, opening, mouth, orifice, etc., no matter if space is left)
  3. (transitive) to be held or contained; to be capable of being contained (in something) or passed through (no matter if space or volume is left)
  4. (transitive) to have, hold
    No os quepa duda...
    Make no mistake about it...
  5. (transitive, figuratively) to be acceptable, accepted, permitted, permissible, allowable, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When something or somebody fits, in strict sense, into something, usually adverb justo, justamente or apenas is added.
  • Always implies an active sense, i.e., subject always practices the action of this verb, in spite of some translations to English have a passive form.

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