nefelibata

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νεφελοβάτης (nephelobátēs, one who walks the clouds), from νεφέλη (nephélē, cloud) +‎ -βᾰ́της (-bátēs, walker).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ne.fe.liˈba.tɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧fe‧li‧ba‧ta

Noun[edit]

nefelibata m or f (plural nefelibatas)

  1. daydreamer
    • 2012, Fernando Pinto do Amaral, O Segredo de Leonardo Volpi, Leya →ISBN
      Talvez nunca tenhas dado por isso, mas sempre viveste nas nuvens, és o que se chama um nefelibata. Conheces a palavra? – ela soletrou, muito devagar, «nefelibata», e concluiu com um sorriso: – Contratos, documentos, escrituras, tudo []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (literature) writer who does not follow the usual conventions

Adjective[edit]

nefelibata m or f (plural nefelibatas)

  1. related to daydreaming
  2. (literature) unconventional; unorthodox

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νεφελοβάτης (nephelobátēs, one who walks the clouds), from νεφέλη (nephélē, cloud) +‎ -βᾰ́της (-bátēs, walker).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nefeliˈbata/, [ne.fe.liˈβ̞a.t̪a]

Adjective[edit]

nefelibata (plural nefelibatas)

  1. prone to daydreaming
    Synonym: soñador
    • 1907, Rubén Darío, “Epistola”, in El canto errante, page 134:
      Que ando, nefelibata por las nubes… Entiendo. / Que no soy hombre práctico en la vida… ¡Estupendo!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Noun[edit]

nefelibata m or f (plural nefelibatas)

  1. daydreamer
    • 1907, Rubén Darío, “Eheu!”, in El canto errante, page 106:
      Nefelibata contento / Creo interpretar / Las confidencias del viento, / La tierra y el mar…
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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