From the now uncommon and mostly slang term calcanho (“foot; heel”), itself from Latin calcāneum (“heel”), whence also the learned borrowing calcâneo; less likely from a Vulgar Latin *calcaneāre. Appears as calcannar in Old Portuguese. Compare Spanish calcañar.
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /kaw.ˌkɐ.ˈɲa(ʁ)/
- (South Brazil) IPA(key): /kaw.kɐ.ˈɲa(ɻ)/
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /kaɫ.kɐ.ˈɲaɾ/
calcanhar m (plural calcanhares)