caneta

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caneta (esferográfica)

Etymology[edit]

From cana (cane, reed) +‎ -eta. Sense 3 is a derivation from sense 2 (itself an analogy), originally as the expression "tocar a bola por entre as canetas" ("play the ball between the legs").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ca‧ne‧ta

Noun[edit]

caneta f (plural canetas)

  1. pen (writing tool)
  2. (Portugal, colloquial) leg (lower limb)
    Já não me aguento das canetas.My legs are tired.
  3. (Brazil, soccer/football) nutmeg (action of playing the ball between the legs of an opponent)
    Ela deu uma caneta na zagueira e arrematou no gol.She nutmegged the defender and shot to the goal.
    Synonyms: (Portugal) cueca, (Portugal) cuequinha

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hunsrik: Kanett