joia

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Provençal joia, from Late Latin gaudia, plural of the Classical Latin gaudium ‎(joy).

Noun[edit]

joia f ‎(plural joies)

  1. joy
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Etymology 2[edit]

From joiell, from Old French joiel, from Vulgar Latin *jocale ‎(graceful object), from Latin iocus ‎(game; playing; joke).

Noun[edit]

joia f ‎(plural joies)

  1. jewel
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Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal joia, from Late Latin gaudia, plural of the Classical Latin gaudium ‎(joy).

Noun[edit]

joia f (plural joias)

  1. joy

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese joya, from Old French joie (modern joyau), from Vulgar Latin *jocale, from Latin jocus. Compare Catalan joia and Spanish joya.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

joia f (plural joias)

  1. jewel (a precious or semi-precious stone)
  2. (by extension) gem, treasure (anything considered precious or valuable)
    • 2014, David Byrne, Como funciona a música, Editora Manole (ISBN 9788520439937)
      Ele tinha razão. Inevitavelmente, a música gravada se tornou um braço da protoglobalização – um processo capaz de revelar joias escondidas e de, ao mesmo tempo, destruílas.

Adjective[edit]

joia ‎(invariable, not comparable)

  1. (Brazil, familiar) good, all right, fine
    Essa quantidade está joia.
    This amount is fine.