homem

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese omẽe, from Latin hominem, accusative of homō (man), from Old Latin hemō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling). Compare French homme, Catalan home, Italian uomo, Spanish hombre, Romanian om, Sardinian ómine, Interlingua homine.

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homem m (plural homens)

  1. (uncountable, with definite article o) mankind (the human race in its entirety)
    O homem conquistará o espaço.
    Mankind shall conquer space.
  2. male (human of masculine gender)
  3. (specifically) man (adult male human)
  4. a person; a human being
  5. (vocative, sentence-final) used to address a male, implying impatience or disappointment
    Ainda não terminou, homem!
    You still haven’t finished it, man!
  6. (in compounds, fiction) a being who is half man and half creature, or a man with some characteristics of a creature
    homem-aranha
    spiderman
    homem-lobo
    werewolf

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Adjective[edit]

homem (plural homens, comparable)

  1. manly (displaying stereotypical characteristics of a male)
    João não é muito homem; sempre foge às lutas.
    John isn’t very manly; he always runs away from fights.
    Seja homem e pule.
    Be a man and jump.
    Ele é mais homem que seus amigos.
    He is manlier than his friends.

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