esquivo

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

esquivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of esquivar

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esquivo (cruel), of uncertain origin, possibly from Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍃 (*skiuhs), from Proto-Germanic *skiwją (shy).

Adjective[edit]

esquivo m (feminine singular esquiva, masculine plural esquivos, feminine plural esquivas, comparable)

  1. asocial (not sociable)
  2. elusive (evading capture or comprehension)
    • 2014, Jorge Cruz (lyrics), “Moça Esquiva”, in Diabo na Cruz, performed by Diabo na Cruz:
      Roubo um beijo a correr / Toca a enxotar / Agarrar é às escuras / Navegar só à deriva / Ai Jesus, que moça esquiva
  3. untamable (incapable of being controlled, subdued, or tamed)

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Verb[edit]

esquivo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of esquivar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

esquivo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of esquivar.