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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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carnaval m (plural carnavals)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From French, see below, either from Italian carnivale, from Middle Latin carnelevale, from carnem (flesh) + levāre (lighten, raise) or directly from Middle Latin. The alternative carnem vale "flesh farewell" is believed to be folk etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrnaːvɑl/, /kɑrnaːˈvɑl/, [ˈkɑrnəvɑl]
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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 carnivale, from Middle Latin carnelevale, from caro "flesh" + levare "lighten, raise" or directly from Middle Latin (the alternative carne vale "to flesh/meat, farewell" is believed folk etymology).

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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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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

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

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carnaval m (plural carnavais)

  1. carnival (festive occasion marked by parades)

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /karnaˈbal/, [karnaˈβal]

Noun[edit]

carnaval m (plural carnavales)

  1. carnival (festival held just before Lent)

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