encomenda

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See also: encomendá

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese encomenda, from comenda, from comendar (modern Portuguese encomendar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

encomenda f (plural encomendas)

  1. order (commercial request for some product or service)
  2. a product that has been ordered
  3. (Afro-Brazilian religions) a ritual spell or curse
    Synonyms: macumba, mandinga, feitiço

Usage notes[edit]

Encomenda is used for businesslike orders. An order at a restaurant or a friendly request is a pedido.

Verb[edit]

encomenda

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of encomendar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of encomendar