fevereiro

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

fevereiro m

  1. Alternative form of fevreyro

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fevereiro, fevreyro, febreyro, from Late Latin febrārius, from Latin februārius, from fēbruum ‎(purification), via the purification ritual Fēbrua held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /fɨ.vɨ.ˈɾɐj.ɾu/, /fɨ.vɨ.ˈɾej.ɾu/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /fe.ve.ˈɾe(j).ɾu/
  • Hyphenation: fe‧ve‧rei‧ro

Noun[edit]

fevereiro m (plural fevereiros)

  1. February

Descendants[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Brazilian Portuguese, the names of months were usually not capitalized. But in Portugal they were. The Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990 abolished their capitalization.

See also[edit]