granizo

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See also: granizó

Portuguese[edit]

granizo (Portuguese, Spanish nouns)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish granizo.

Noun[edit]

granizo m (plural granizos)

  1. hail (balls of ice)

Spanish[edit]

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granizo (Portuguese, Spanish nouns)

Etymology[edit]

Most likely derived from grano (grain), with the suffix -izo. Alternative and less likely etymologies derive it from Latin grandinem, accusative singular of grandō (hail, ice ball), through a Vulgar Latin root *grand(i)niceum (however this presents some phonetic difficulties), or perhaps later influenced by grano and -izo[1]. Compare a similar development in Occitan granissa. Cf. also Italian grandine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

granizo m (plural granizos)

  1. (uncountable) hail
    Synonym: pedrisco
  2. (countable) hailstone

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

granizo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of granizar.

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