capão

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from a Vulgar Latin root *cappō, *cappōnem, from Latin cāpō, probably from Proto-Indo-European *kop- (to strike, to beat). Compare Catalan capó, English capon, French chapon, Italian cappone, Spanish capón.

Noun[edit]

capão m (plural capões)

  1. a castrated animal
  2. capon (a cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table)

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Old Tupi ka'a (woods) + 'ypa'ũ (island) (itself "space" pa'ũ in "water" 'y).

Noun[edit]

capão m (plural capões)

  1. (Brazil) copse; an isolated bunch of trees in an open space