maçãa

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin māla (apples)) mattiana (of Mattium), though some theorize that mattiana was an Iberian pronunciation of the Gallo-Roman word matianium, a golden apple named after Gaius Matius, a horticulturist and friend of Caesar.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maçãa f (plural maçãas)

  1. apple (fruit)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agnes, Michael, ed. in chief, Webster's New World College Dictionary, fourth edition, MacMillan, 1999.