cadeia

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Portuguese[edit]

cadeia

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cadẽa, from Latin catēna. Compare Galician cadea, Spanish cadena, and English chain. Doublet of the direct borrowing catena.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /kaˈdej.ɐ/, [kaˈdeɪ̯.ɐ]
 
  • IPA(key): (Lisbon) /kɐˈdɐj.ɐ/, [kɐˈðɐɪ̯.ɐ]
  • IPA(key): (non-Lisbon Portugal) /kɐˈdej.ɐ/, [kɐˈðeɪ̯.ɐ]

  • Hyphenation: ca‧dei‧a

Noun[edit]

cadeia f (plural cadeias)

  1. chain (series of interconnected rings or links)
  2. prison (place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes)
    Synonym: prisão
    • 2019 May 22, Glenn Greenwald, quoting Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, “Glenn Greenwald entrevista Lula: ‘Bolsonaro é a velha política, eu sou a nova’”, in The Intercept[1]:
      Então, veja, para ficar muito claro, eu acho que se alguém roubar deve ir para a cadeia sendo do PT ou não sendo do PT, sendo católico ou evangélico, sabe?
      Listen, let me be crystal clear: I think if someone steals, they should go to jail, whether they’re PT or not, whether they’re Catholic or evangelical, you know?

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