cereja

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See also: cerēja

Portuguese[edit]

cerejas

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cereyja, 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): /sɨˈɾɐ(j).ʒɐ/ [sɨˈɾɐ(ɪ̯).ʒɐ]
    • (Central Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨˈɾe.ʒɐ/
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨˈɾe.ʒɐ/

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /seˈɾe.ʒa/
    • (without vowel harmony) IPA(key): /sɛˈɾe.ʒa/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /siˈɾe.ʒɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ce‧re‧ja

Noun[edit]

cereja f (plural cerejas)

  1. cherry (fruit)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Hunsrik: Sëreesch

Further reading[edit]