nobre

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nobre, from Latin nōbilis ‎(noble), from nōscō ‎(I know; I recognise), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

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nobre m, f ‎(plural nobres, comparable)

  1. noble (pertaining to nobility)
    Minha família tem sangue nobre.
    My family has noble blood.
  2. noble; honorable; virtuous (morally good)
    Aquela doação foi um ato bastante nobre.
    That donation was quite a noble act.
  3. high-end; high-quality; prized (having exceptionally high quality)
    1. (carpentry, of wood) dense and resistant
      Não tive dinheiro para construir a escadaria de madeira nobre, então usei pinho.
      I didn’t have money to build the staircase with prized wood, so I used pine.
    2. (cooking, of fish) having few or no bones in its meat
      O atum é um peixe nobre.
      Tuna is a boneless fish.

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Noun[edit]

nobre m f (plural nobres)

  1. noble; aristocrat

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