esmola

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

esmola

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of esmolar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of esmolar

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esmolla, esmolna, earlier elmosna, from Late Latin eleēmosyna, from Ancient Greek ἐλεημοσύνη (eleēmosúnē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

esmola f (plural esmolas)

  1. alms (small amount of money or goods given to someone as charity)
  2. almsgiving (the practice of giving alms)
  3. (figuratively) a small benefit or help given to someone in need

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

esmola

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