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- meya (obsolete)
- Hyphenation: mei‧a
meia f (plural meias)
- sock (covering for the foot; originally short form of meia-calça)
- (Brazil) Short for . (a ticket sold for half its normal price, as required by law, for students and children)
- Synonym: meia-entrada
- (Portugal, historical) obsolete unit of measure for liquids, equivalent to six pints
- (when reading a time) half past (short form of meia hora)
- O evento termina às três e meia.
- The event ends at half past three.
meia m, f (plural meias)
- Kadiwéu: meeya
- (hypercorrect) Misconstruction of
- Estou *meia cansada. ― I'm a bit tired.
- The word meia, as an adverb, appears in vulgar speech because of a confusion about the role of meio. In this case, whenever meio, as an adverb, lies right before a feminine adjective, it is confused for an adjective as well, hence hypercorrected into the feminine declension meia. In standard speech, however, Portuguese adverbs are never inflected by grammatical gender.
- (Brazil) six (6, used instead of seis when it’s necessary to avoid confusion with rhyme três; short form of meia dúzia)
See the etymology of the main entry.