ovelha

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Portuguese[edit]

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ovelha

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ovella, from Vulgar Latin *ovicla, from Latin ovicula (little sheep), diminutive of ovis (sheep), from Proto-Italic *owis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis or *h₃éwis (sheep). Compare Galician ovella, Mirandese oubeilha, Spanish oveja, Catalan ovella, Occitan oelha, and French ouaille.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ɔˈvɐ(j).ʎɐ/, [ɔˈvɐ(ɪ̯).ʎɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /ɔˈve.ʎɐ/, [ɔˈve.ʎɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Southern Portugal) /ɔˈve.ʎɐ/, [ɔˈve.ʎɐ]

  • Hyphenation: o‧ve‧lha

Noun[edit]

ovelha f (plural ovelhas)

  1. a female sheep; a ewe
    Antonym: carneiro

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