gato

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin cattus

Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos)

  1. cat

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus, of Afro-Asiatic origin.

Noun[edit]

gato m (Latin spelling, plural gatos)

  1. cat

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese gato, from Late Latin cattus, from Latin catta, from Late Egyptian čaute, feminine of caus (jungle cat, African wildcat), from earlier Egyptian tešau (female cat).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

gato m (feminine gata plural gatos feminine plural gatas; comparable)

  1. (of a person) attractive

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cattus (cf. Catalan gat, French chat, Italian gatto, Portuguese gato), of Afro-Asiatic origin. More at cat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata)

  1. cat, tomcat (male or unspecified gender)
  2. (Mexico) servant

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