galinha

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Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese galinha, from Latin gallīna.

Noun[edit]

galinha

  1. hen
  2. chicken

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese galỹa, galinna (hen), from Latin gallīna (hen), from gallus (rooster).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ga‧li‧nha

Noun[edit]

galinha f (plural galinhas)

  1. hen
  2. (Brazil, slang, derogatory) a woman who is almost never single

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Descendants[edit]

  • Papiamentu: galiña

Adjective[edit]

galinha m or f (plural galinhas)

  1. (Brazil, of a woman) who is virtually always seen with a partner

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