empunhar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From em- +‎ punho +‎ -ar. Compare Spanish empuñar, Catalan empunyar, Italian impugnare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

empunhar (first-person singular present indicative empunho, past participle empunhado)

  1. to hold [something] by its end with one’s clenched fist, like a sword.

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