carnaval

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish carnaval, Portuguese carnaval.

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carnaval (countable and uncountable, plural carnavals)

  1. One of various large carnivals held before the beginning of Lent, especially in Latin America.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

carnaval (plural carnavals)

  1. Obsolete spelling of carnival

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian carnevale

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Noun[edit]

carnaval m (plural carnavals)

  1. carnival (festival held just before Lent)
    Synonym: (in the Catalan Countries) carnestoltes

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French carnaval, either from Italian carnivale, from Medieval Latin carnelevale, from carnem (flesh) + levāre (lighten, raise). The alternative carnem vale (flesh farewell) is a folk etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrnaːvɑl/, /kɑrnaːˈvɑl/, /--/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: car‧na‧val

Noun[edit]

carnaval n (plural carnavals, diminutive carnavalletje n)

  1. The carnival, last festive occasion(s) before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday
  2. (within the southern Netherlands and Belgium, specifically) A festival celebrated with costuming, parades and other festivities, with a general emphasis on parody, jest and local tradition and dialect.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Italian carnevale, from Medieval Latin carnelevale, from caro (flesh) + levo (to lighten, to raise), or directly from Medieval Latin.

The alternative carne vale (to flesh/meat, farewell) is believed to be a folk etymology.

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Noun[edit]

carnaval m (plural carnavals)

  1. The carnival, last festive occasion before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday, marked by a masked parade and/or ball

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Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: карнава́л (karnavál)
    • Kazakh: карнавал (karnaval)

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

From Italian carnevale (carnival), from the Latin phrase carnis levare, to put away meat.

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Noun[edit]

carnaval m (plural carnavais)

  1. carnival (festive occasion marked by parades)
    Synonym: entrudo

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French carnaval

Noun[edit]

carnaval n (plural carnavaluri)

  1. carnival

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian carnevale.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɾnaˈbal/, [kaɾ.naˈβ̞al]

Noun[edit]

carnaval m (plural carnavales)

  1. carnival (festival held just before Lent)

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