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From Old Portuguese paaço (“palace”), from Latin palātium (“palace”), from Palātium (“Palatine hill”), possibly from Etruscan 𐌚𐌀𐌋𐌀𐌃 (falad, “sky”). Cognate with Galician pazo and Spanish pazo. Doublet of palácio, a borrowing.
paço m (plural paços)
- palace (large residence where aristocrats usually live)
- palace (large and lavishly ornate residence)