período

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See also: periodo

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

período m (plural períodos)

  1. period (interval of time)

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: pe‧rí‧o‧do

Noun[edit]

período m (plural períodos)

  1. period (time)
  2. (Portugal) a school year interval (in pre-university education) of approximately three months, the first running from the beginning of the school year in September, until Christmas, the second from Christmas to Easter, and the third from Easter to the end of the school year in June

Usage notes[edit]

Despite the orthography, in Portugal, the word is most often pronounced with the stress falling on the first o, even in careful speech.


Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin periodus, from Ancient Greek περίοδος (períodos, circuit, period of time, path around), from περί- (perí-, around) + ὁδός (hodós, way).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /peˈɾiodo/, [peˈɾi.o.ð̞o]

Noun[edit]

período m (plural períodos)

  1. period (time)
    Synonyms: época, era
    Hypernym: tiempo
  2. period, menstrual cycle
  3. (geology) period

Usage notes[edit]

When deciding whether to use período or periodo, the general rule of thumb is that you should spell it as período when writing. However, you will typically find the word pronounced as periodo in conversation. As always, regional variation could apply.

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