faina

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See also: fainá and făină

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *fagīna (mustela), from the feminine of Latin fagīnus. Compare French fouine.

Noun[edit]

faina f ‎(plural faine)

  1. The stone marten or beech marten (Martes foina)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan faena(task, chore) (modern feina), from Latin facienda, gerundive of faciō. Compare Spanish faena.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: fai‧na

Noun[edit]

faina f (plural fainas)

  1. (nautical) work onboard a ship
  2. (by extension) any type of hard work
    • 1920, Paulo Setúbal, “Os colonos”, in Alma Cabocla:
      Começa o rude trabalho. / Que faina honrada e feliz! / Inda molhados de orvalho, / Flamejam, em cada galho. / Os bagos como rubis.
  3. (by extension) task, job

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