ceia

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

ceia f (plural ceias)

  1. supper, evening meal
    Última Ceia‎ ― Last Supper
    Ceia de Natal‎ ― Christmas dinner

Usage notes[edit]

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.

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Verb[edit]

ceia

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of cear
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of cear

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