parteira

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Parto ‎(birth; delivery) +‎ -eira ‎(-eer), from Old Portuguese parto, from Latin partus ‎(birth), from pariō ‎(I bring forth, I give birth to, I produce), from Proto-Indo-European *per- ‎(to bring forth).

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Noun[edit]

parteira f (plural parteiras)

  1. midwife (person who assists women in childbirth)
  2. feminine equivalent of parteiro

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