mameluco

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese mameluco, from Arabic مَمْلُوك (mamlūk, slave).

Noun[edit]

mameluco (plural mamelucos)

  1. (South America) a child born of a white father and American Indian mother

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mameluco (comparative more mameluco, superlative most mameluco)

  1. (South America) born of a white father and American Indian mother

Translations[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mameluco in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic مَمْلُوك (mamlūk, slave).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌma.me.ˈlu.ku/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧me‧lu‧co

Noun[edit]

mameluco m (plural mamelucos, feminine mameluca, feminine plural mamelucas)

  1. (historical) mameluke (member of a military regime in mediaeval and early modern Egypt and Syria)
  2. mameluco (person born of a white father and American Indian mother)

Adjective[edit]

mameluco m (feminine singular mameluca, masculine plural mamelucos, feminine plural mamelucas, comparable)

  1. mameluco