mulher

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

mulher f (plural mulheres)

  1. Alternative form of muller

References[edit]

mulher - Dicionário Estraviz


Portuguese[edit]

Uma mulher

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese muller, moller (hence also Galician muller), from Latin mulier, mulierem (woman; wife), of uncertain origin. Maybe from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ- (milk; to milk). Cognate with Spanish mujer, Catalan muller, Italian moglie, and Romanian muiere.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /muˈʎɛʁ/, [muˈʎɛh]
    • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /muˈʎɛɾ/, [muˈʎɛɾ]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /muˈʎɛʁ/, [muˈʎɛχ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /muˈʎɛɾ/, [muˈʎɛɾ]

  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /muˈjɛɹ/
  • Hyphenation: mu‧lher

Noun[edit]

mulher f (plural mulheres)

  1. woman (adult female human)
    Aquela mulher lê livros.
    That woman reads books.
    A mulher tem o direito de votar.
    Women have the right to vote.
    (literally, “The woman (as such) has the right to vote.”)
    Synonyms: dona, senhora
  2. (with possessive pronoun, the preposition de, or in the vocative) wife (married woman)
    Minha mulher não está aqui.
    My wife isn’t here.
    A mulher do João não está aqui.
    John’s wife isn’t here.
    Mulher, vem cá.
    Come here, my wife.
    Synonym: esposa

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mulher.

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: mudjér

Adjective[edit]

mulher m or f (plural mulheres, comparable)

  1. (derogatory, of a man) pansy; wimpy; effeminate

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