cereja

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See also: cerēja

Portuguese[edit]

cerejas

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cereja, from Vulgar Latin ceresia, from the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium, from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), ultimately possibly of Anatolian origin.

Cognate with Galician cereixa, Spanish cereza, Catalan cirera, Occitan cerièisa, French cerise, Italian ciliegia and Romanian cireașă.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨ.ˈɾɐ(j).ʒɐ/, /sɨ.ˈɾe(j).ʒɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /se.ˈɾe.ʒɐ/, /se.ˈɾe.ʒa/
  • Hyphenation: ce‧re‧ja

Noun[edit]

cereja f (plural cerejas)

  1. cherry (fruit).

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Further reading[edit]

  • cereja in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913