cavalo

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), from Gaulish caballos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cavalo m

  1. horse

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: cabalo
  • Portuguese: cavalo, cavallo

Portuguese[edit]

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cavalo (Equus ferus caballus)

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cavalo, from Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), from Gaulish caballos. Cognate with Galician cabalo, Spanish caballo, Catalan cavall, Occitan caval, French cheval, Italian cavallo and Romanian cal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cavalo m (plural cavalos) f égua

  1. horse (mammal)
  2. (figuratively) a coarse, rude man
  3. (chess) knight
  4. (slang) heroin
  5. (automotive) a unit that measures the power of an engine
    motor de 172 cavalos
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Chess pieces in Portuguese · peças de xadrez (layout · text)
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