cobre

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cūprum (copper), from Latin cȳprium (aes) (“Cypriot copper”), because Cyprus was its chief source.

Noun[edit]

cobre m (uncountable)

  1. copper

Galician[edit]

Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Late Latin cūprum (copper), from Latin (aes) Cȳprium (“Cypriot copper” because Cyprus was its chief source), from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros), from κυπάρισσος (kupárissos, cypress), probably from an unknown Mediterranean Pre-Greek language; cf. Hebrew גפר (gopher), the name of the tree whose wood was used to make the ark (Genesis, 6:14).

Noun[edit]

cobre m (uncountable)

  1. copper

Portuguese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Late Latin cūprum (copper), from Latin cȳprium (aes) (“Cypriot copper”), from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros), because Cyprus was its chief source.

Noun[edit]

cobre m (plural cobres)

  1. copper (reddish-brown, malleable metal)
  2. (colloquial) a small amount of money; little change

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

cobre

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of cobrir
    Ele cobre isso.
    He covers this.
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of cobrir
    Tu aí, cobre isso sozinho.
    You there, cover this by yourself.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

cobre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of cobrar
    É importante que eu cobre as dívidas.
    It’s important that I collect the debts.
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of cobrar
    É importante que ele cobre as dívidas.
    It’s important that he collects the debts.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of cobrar
    Você aí, cobre as dívidas sozinho.
    You there, collect the debts by yourself.
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of cobrar
    Você aí, não cobre as dívidas sozinho.
    You there, don’t collect the debts by yourself.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Chemical element
Cu Previous: níquel (Ni)
Next: cinc (Zn)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin cūprum (copper), from Latin cȳprium (aes) (“Cypriot copper”), from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros), because Cyprus was its chief source. The irregular evolution of this term in Spanish and other Ibero-Romance languages like Portuguese cobre (with the expected result being *cobro) has been suggested to perhaps be due to some influence from Catalan coure, although this is uncertain because of the discrepancy between the internal consonants and the unusual idea of just altering the final consonants due to foreign influence. More likely, it may have been informally influenced by alambre[1] (older arambre), originally meaning bronze in Old Spanish.

Noun[edit]

cobre m (plural cobres)

  1. copper

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

cobre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of cobrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of cobrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of cobrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of cobrar.

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