morro

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See also: morrò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish morro.

Noun[edit]

morro (plural morros)

  1. A round hill or point of land.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A Morro Castle is a castle on a hill.

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Noun[edit]

morro m (plural morros)

  1. snout (long nose of an animal)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. From Vulgar Latin *murrum (snout); the word extends along the Iberian peninsula, southern France, Italy and south Germany, and is perhaps originally onomatopoeic.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morro m (plural morros)

  1. snout
    Synonym: fociño
  2. (figuratively, colloquial, in the plural) lips
    Synonym: beizos

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. morro.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *murrum, *morrum (mound, hillock), cognate with Occitan morre.

Noun[edit]

morro m (plural morros)

  1. a landform with elevation intermediate between that of a hill and that of a small mountain
  2. (Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro) a slum built on a hill or on uneven ground

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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of morrer (to die).

Verb[edit]

morro

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *murrum, *morrum (mound, hillock), cognate with Occitan morre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morro m (plural morros)

  1. hill
  2. snout (long nose of an animal)
  3. (figuratively) mouth
  4. hillock
  5. cheek; cheekiness
  6. pebble
  7. headland

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