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 *h₂m̥bʰi (“round about, around”) + Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ- (“to drive”).
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌẽ.ba(j).ˈʃa.dɐ/, /ˌĩ.-/
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.baj.ˈʃa.ðɐ/, /ĩ.-/
- Hyphenation: em‧bai‧xa‧da
embaixada f (plural embaixadas)
- embassy (organization representing a foreign state)
- ambassadorship (the post or office of ambassador)
- the act of repeatedly kicking a football upwards in order to prevent it from touching the ground