ovelha

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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-Indo-European *h₂ówis or *h₃éwis ‎(sheep). Compare Galician ovella, Mirandese oubeilha, Spanish oveja, Catalan ovella, Occitan oelha, and French ouaille.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɔ.ˈvɐ.ʎɐ/, /ɔ.ˈvɐj.ʎɐ/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ve‧lha

Noun[edit]

ovelha f (plural ovelhas)

  1. a female sheep; an ewe

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