cativo

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cativo (plural cativos)

  1. Prioria copaifera, a flowering tree of Central and South America.

Galician[edit]

Cativos ("kids"), A Coruña, Galicia

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cativo, from Latin captīvus (captive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cativo m (plural cativos, feminine cativa, feminine plural cativas)

  1. child, kid
    Os cativos teñen que enredar.
    The children must play.
  2. captive, prisoner

Adjective[edit]

cativo m (feminine singular cativa, masculine plural cativos, feminine plural cativas)

  1. bad; of poor quality
    Está a chover; hoxe temos un tempo cativo
    It's raining; we have bad weather today
  2. small
  3. hapless
  4. needy

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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  • cativo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cativo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cativo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cativo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cativo, probably a semi-learned borrowing from Latin captīvus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cativo m (plural cativos, feminine cativa, feminine plural cativas)

  1. captive, prisoner
  2. slave

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

cativo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of cativar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

cativo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of cativar.