From Italian medaglia (“medal”), from Late Latin medalia (“half a denarius”), form Latin metallum (“metal”), from Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, “metal”). Cognate of mealha (“mediaeval Portuguese coin”).
medalha f (plural medalhas)
- medal (stamped metal disc used as ornament or charm)
- medal (metal object used as a prize or military decoration)
For usage examples of this term, see Citations:medalha.