chão

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See also: chao, Chao, chāo, cháo, chǎo, and chào

Old Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin plānum (level ground).

Noun[edit]

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground, floor
    • Como hũa moller que perigoóu no mar. ⁊ tragia un fillo pequeno nos braços. ⁊ fezea ſanta maria per címa das aguas andar de pé aſſi como ẏria per un muí bon chão.
      How a woman who sank in the sea. And had a small child in her arms. And Holy Mary brought her over the water to walk as she would in a good floor.
  2. flatland, plain
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Descendants[edit]
  • Galician: chan
  • Portuguese: chão

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin plānus (flat), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat).

Adjective[edit]

chão (plural chãos, feminine chãa, feminine plural chãas)

  1. flat, smooth
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Portuguese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɐ̃w̃/, [ˈʃɐ̃ʊ̯̃]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese chão (ground), inherited from Latin plānum (level ground) < plānus, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat). Compare Spanish llano and Galician chan. See also the borrowed doublet plano and the semi-learned porão.

Noun[edit]

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground
  2. floor
    Synonyms: assoalho, piso
  3. (geography, obsolete) plain
    Synonym: chã
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese chão (flat, smooth), from Latin plānus. Doublet of plano, as above, and piano.

Adjective[edit]

chão (feminine singular chã, masculine plural chãos, feminine plural chãs, comparable)

  1. flat, level, even, smooth

Vietnamese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chão (𥿣, 𦄹)

  1. rope; cord; cable (typically braided)

Noun[edit]

chão (𧊌)

  1. (in compounds) frog

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