lôbrego

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, probably from Latin lūbricus (slippery, slimy; also deceitful, hazardous, unsteady), and therefore a doublet of lúbrico, borrowed from the same source. Perhaps influenced by lūgubris (gloomy, mournful). Another theory derives it from lūgubris, with metathesis[1] (in which case the doublet would be lúgubre). Compare Spanish lóbrego.

Adjective[edit]

lôbrego m (feminine singular lôbrega, masculine plural lôbregos, feminine plural lôbregas, comparable)

  1. lugubrious (gloomy)

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