embaixada

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal ambayssada, derivative of ambaissa ‎(service), from Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌱𐌰𐌷𐍄𐌹 ‎(andbahti, service, function), from Proto-Germanic *andbahtiją ‎(service, office), derivative of Proto-Germanic *ambahtaz ‎(servant), from Gaulish *ambactos ‎(servant), from Proto-Indo-European *ambʰi- ‎(around) + Proto-Indo-European *aǵ- ‎(to drive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌẽ.ba(j).ˈʃa.dɐ/, /ˌĩ.-/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.baj.ˈʃa.ðɐ/, /ĩ.-/
  • Hyphenation: em‧bai‧xa‧da

Noun[edit]

embaixada f (plural embaixadas)

  1. embassy (organization representing a foreign state)
  2. ambassadorship (the post or office of ambassador)
  3. the act of repeatedly kicking a football upwards in order to prevent it from touching the ground

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