chave

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāvis.

Noun[edit]

chave f ‎(plural chaves)

  1. key (to open doors)
  2. key (of musical instrument)
  3. key (crucial step)
  4. wrench, spanner
  5. curly bracket
  6. faucet, tap (water faucet)
  7. chokehold

Synonyms[edit]

  • (crucial step): clave
  • (device to dispense liquid): billa
  • (device to turn electric current): interruptor

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See ch-.

Verb[edit]

chave

  1. I have
    • William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
      Kissyng and lying ich see is all one:
      And chave no mony, chul tell true therfore.

Portuguese[edit]

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chave

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese chave ‎(key), from Latin clāvis ‎(key), from Proto-Italic *klāwis ‎(bolt, lock, bar), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kleh₂u- ‎(nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors).

Cognate with Galician chave, Spanish llave, Catalan clau, Occitan clau, French clé, Italian chiave and Romanian cheie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chave f (plural chaves)

  1. key
  2. curly bracket
  3. wrench, spanner

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