lindo

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See also: Lindo and lindó

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Spanish lindo.

Adjective[edit]

lindo (feminine singular linda, masculine plural lindi, feminine plural linde)

  1. neat
  2. clean
  3. tidy

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Probably ultimately from Latin legitimus (lawful; proper), and likely through the intermediate of Spanish lindo[1] (the native Portuguese descendant (and thus its doublet) in this case is lídimo; there is also the later learned borrowing legítimo). Some sources cite Latin limpidus (clean)[2], but this is unlikely for several reasons, including that this word already gave rise to another word in Portuguese, limpo.

Adjective[edit]

lindo m (feminine singular linda, masculine plural lindos, feminine plural lindas, comparable)

  1. pretty; beautiful
    Synonyms: bonito, belo, formoso
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lindo m (plural lindos, feminine linda, feminine plural lindas)

  1. beauty (a beautiful person)
    Synonyms: belo, beldade
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lindo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of lindar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. From Old Spanish, probably from Latin legitimus (lawful; proper), through transposition of consonants an earlier form *lidmo (compare Portuguese lídimo)[1], and thus a doublet of legítimo, a later learned borrowing; some sources cite Latin limpidus (clean)[2], but this is unlikely for several reasons, including that this word already gave rise to another word in Spanish, limpio. In Old Spanish, the term originally meant "legitimate", later "authentic", "pure", "good", and finally eventually gave rise to the modern meaning.

Adjective[edit]

lindo (feminine singular linda, masculine plural lindos, feminine plural lindas)

  1. pretty
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lindo

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

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