comboio

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Portuguese[edit]

comboio

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French convoi,[1] from Old French convoier, another form of conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre (to accompany on the way), from Latin com- (together) + via (way).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /kõˈboj.u/ [kõˈboɪ̯.u]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /kõˈboj.o/ [kõˈboɪ̯.o]

  • Rhymes: (Brazil) -oju, (Portugal) -ɔju
  • Hyphenation: com‧boi‧o

Noun[edit]

comboio m (plural comboios)

  1. (rail transport, Portugal) train (line of connected cars or carriages)
    Synonym: (Brazil) trem
  2. (nautical) convoy
  3. convoy (group of vehicles)
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ comboio” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2024.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

comboio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of comboiar