colher

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

colher

From Old Portuguese cullar, collar, from Latin cochlear, cochleāris (spoon). The Old Portuguese word was influenced by Old French cuiller (French cuiller / cuillère), from the same Latin root. Cognate with Galician culler, French cuillère, Spanish cuchara, Catalan cullera. Confer with caracol (snail).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: co‧lher

Noun[edit]

colher f (plural colheres)

  1. spoon (eating utensil)
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Descendants[edit]
  • Kabuverdianu: kudjer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin colligere, present active infinitive of colligō (collect, gather). Compare also the borrowed doublets coligir and coligar. Cognate to Spanish coger, colegir, and English coil and collect.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: co‧lher

Verb[edit]

colher (first-person singular present indicative colho, past participle colhido)

  1. to harvest, get, reap, gather
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