From Old Portuguese cẽa (“dinner (evening meal)”), from Latin cēna (“dinner (evening meal)”), from Proto-Italic *kert(e)snā, from Proto-Indo-European *kert-sna, from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *sker-. Compare Spanish cena.
ceia f (plural ceias)
In most contexts jantar and janta have replaced ceia in the sense of evening meal. It is now associated with special occasions such as Christmas dinners or as a light meal taken after the jantar, usually after midnight.
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of cear
- Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of cear