gato

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Bambara[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gâteau.

Noun[edit]

gato

  1. cake

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese gato, from Late Latin cattus. See cat for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): [ˈɡatʊ]
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): [ˈħatʊ]
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Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. cat
    • c1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 528:
      Et auia muy grã mortaydade ẽnos poboos da vila con fome, et con coyta comiã os gatos et os caes et os mures
      And they had a big mortality among the people of the town with hunger, and with grief they ate the cats and the dogs and the mice

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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  • gato” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • gato” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • gato” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • gato” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • gato” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gateau.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gā̀tô m (possessed form gā̀tôn)

  1. (Niger) cake
    Synonym: (Nigeria) kyât

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus. See cat for more.

Noun[edit]

gato m (Latin spelling, plural gatos)

  1. cat

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gâteau

Noun[edit]

gato

  1. cake

References[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gato

  1. nominative singular masculine of gata, which is past participle of gacchati (to go)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese gato, from Late Latin cattus; compare also catta, possibly of ultimately Afroasiatic origin. See the etymology at cat for further details.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.tu/, [ˈɡa.tu]

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Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. cat (domestic cat: Felis silvestris catus)
    • 2000, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Rocco, page 55:
      [...] o gato ronronava feliz nos braços de Hermione.
      [...] the cat was purring happily on Hermione's arms.
  2. feline
  3. (slang) very handsome man
  4. (Brazil, slang) an illegal connection to use electricity or watch pay TV for free

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Adjective[edit]

gato m (feminine singular gata, masculine plural gatos, feminine plural gatas, comparable)

  1. (informal, of a person) physically attractive

Inflection[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gato” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gâteau.

Noun[edit]

gato

  1. cake

References[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

Spanish[edit]

gato

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡato/, [ˈɡa.t̪o]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ato
  • Hyphenation: ga‧to

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin cattus (compare Catalan gat, French chat, Italian gatto, Portuguese gato). See cat for more.

Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. cat (unspecified gender)
    Synonyms: felino, félido
  2. tomcat, gib (male cat)
  3. (Mexico) servant
    Synonyms: achichincle, servidor, sirviente, mozo, criado
  4. C-clamp
  5. jack (mechanical device)
  6. (Mexico) tic-tac-toe
    Synonym: tres en línea
  7. (colloquial) Madrilenian (a person from Madrid)
    Synonym: madrileño
  8. (Costa Rica) person with blue or green eyes

Etymology 2[edit]

From French gâteau.

Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos)

  1. (Costa Rica) rectangular cake made of two layers joined by jam in the middle

Etymology 3[edit]

From gatillar[1][2]

Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos)

  1. (obsolete, slang, Argentina) whoremonger
  2. (vulgar, slang, Argentina) a prostitute woman
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Venetian[edit]

Dei gati

Alternative forms[edit]

  • gat (Dialectal)

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus (cat). See the etymology at cat for further details.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.to/
  • Hyphenation: gàto

Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gati)

  1. cat (Felis silvestris catus, a domesticated feline commonly kept as a house pet)

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gato

  1. (literary) third-person singular subjunctive of gadael

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gato ato ngato unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

gato

  1. Soft mutation of cato.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cato gato nghato chato
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.