lerdo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lerdo, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈleɾ.du/ [ˈleɾ.ðu], /ˈlɛɾ.du/ [ˈlɛɾ.ðu]

  • Hyphenation: ler‧do

Adjective[edit]

lerdo (feminine lerda, masculine plural lerdos, feminine plural lerdas, comparable)

  1. slow
    Synonyms: devagar, lento, vagaroso
  2. (by extension) stupid
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiota

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain; presumably from Late Latin lurdus (slow; stupid), often suggested to be derived from Latin lūridus (sallow, pale).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleɾdo/ [ˈleɾ.ð̞o]
  • Rhymes: -eɾdo
  • Syllabification: ler‧do

Adjective[edit]

lerdo (feminine lerda, masculine plural lerdos, feminine plural lerdas)

  1. slow, sluggish, of animals
  2. dim-witted, oafish, inefficient

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1983–1991), “LERDO”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, page 358

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