hermano

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See also: hermanó and Hermano

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish hermano. Doublet of irmão and germano.

Noun[edit]

hermano m (plural hermanos, feminine hermana, feminine plural hermanas)

  1. (Brazil, informal, colloquial) Argentinian

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɾˈmano/, [eɾˈma.no]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ano

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish ermano, from Vulgar Latin *germānus (brother), from Latin germānus (of a brother or sister). Compare English germane.

Noun[edit]

hermano m (plural hermanos, feminine hermana, feminine plural hermanas)

  1. brother
    • 1970, Atahualpa Yupanqui (lyrics), “Los Hermanos”, performed by Atahualpa Yupanqui:
      Yo tengo tantos hermanos / Que no los puedo contar / Y una novia muy hermosa / Que se llama Libertad
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. sibling
  3. bro
Usage notes[edit]

The noun hermano is like most Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

hermano

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

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