cavalo

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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.

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Noun[edit]

cavalo m (plural cavalos, feminine égua, feminine plural éguas)

  1. horse (an equid)
  2. (figuratively) A coarse, rude man.
  3. (chess) knight
  4. (slang) heroin
  5. (automotive) horsepower (a unit that measures the power of an engine)
    motor de 172 cavalos
    172-horsepower engine

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