morro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish

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.

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. hill (elevated location)
  2. (regional, Rio de Janeiro) slum; shantytown
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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.

Noun[edit]

morro m ‎(plural morros)

  1. hill
  2. snout
  3. (figuratively) mouth

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