fato

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Circa 1300. Probably from Proto-Germanic *fatą:[1] compare Old High German faz (container; vessel), Old Norse fat (vessel; cover; blanket; garment), English fat (container; vessel; vat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fato m (plural fatos)

  1. herd, flock, group
    Os desa vila non son máis que un fato de borrachos!
    That town's people are but a group of drunkards!
    • 1300, R. Martínez López (ed.), General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Publicacións de Archivum, page 134:
      Jupiter se fezo caudillo da grey -et grey se entende aqui por ovellas ou grey de fato dellas, et caudillo por carneyro
      Jupiter became leader of the flock - and flock here means sheep or flock of group of them, and leader means ram
Derived terms[edit]
  • afatar (to harness, rig; to gather, put togther)
  • fatelo (piece of clothing)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin fatuus (foolish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fato m (feminine singular fata, masculine plural fatos, feminine plural fatas)

  1. foolish, fatuous
  2. annoying

References[edit]

  • fato” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • fato” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • fato” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • fato” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. hato.

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin factus.

Adjective[edit]

fato

  1. done, made

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fātum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fato m (plural fati)

  1. fate, destiny

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

fatō

  1. dative masculine singular of fatus
  2. dative neuter singular of fatus
  3. ablative masculine singular of fatus
  4. ablative neuter singular of fatus

Portuguese[edit]

fatos

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain, but likely from a Proto-Germanic [Term?] root *fat- (Old High German faz (garment)), such as Gothic *𐍆𐌰𐍄𐌰 (fata). Compare Spanish hato (Old Spanish fato).

Noun[edit]

fato m (plural fatos)

  1. a set of clothing traditionally worn together, such as a uniform or national costume
  2. (Portugal) suit (formal clothing, male or female)
  3. (Portugal) entrails (internal organs of an animal, especially the intestines)

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:fato.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of facto. From Latin factum. Cognate of feito.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fato m (plural fatos)

  1. (Brazil) fact (something which is real)
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown, but likely ultimately from Arabic.

Noun[edit]

fato m (plural fatos)

  1. (collective) a small herd of goats; a flock