pobre

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan pobre, paubre (compare Occitan paure), from Latin pauper, pauperem (compare French pauvre, Spanish pobre), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small).

Adjective[edit]

pobre (feminine pobra, masculine and feminine plural pobres)

  1. poor (lacking resources)
  2. poor (lamentable)

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese pobre, from Latin pauper, pauperem.

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Adjective[edit]

pobre m or f (plural pobres)

  1. poor
  2. scanty
  3. unfortunate

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Noun[edit]

pobre m or f (plural pobres)

  1. poor person

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Interjection[edit]

pobre!

  1. poor thing!

References[edit]

  • pobre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • pobre” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pobre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pobre” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • pobre” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Hiligaynon[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pobre

  1. poor

Noun[edit]

pobre

  1. a beggar; a mendicant

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pobre, poubre, from Latin pauper, pauperem, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pobre m or f (plural pobres, comparable)

  1. poor
    Antonym: rico

Usage notes[edit]

  • This adjective belongs to a group of Portuguese adjectives whose position relative to a noun changes depending on its meaning. When positioned before the noun, it is used to describe the state of being pitiable (e.g., Um pobre menino!), whereas when positioned after the noun (like most Portuguese adjectives), it refers to the lack of resources (e.g., Um menino muito pobre, sem dinheiro para comprar comida.).

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Noun[edit]

pobre m, f (plural pobres)

  1. poor

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Further reading[edit]

  • pobre” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish pobre, from Latin pauper, pauperem, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small).

Adjective[edit]

pobre (plural pobres) (superlative paupérrimo or pobrísimo)

  1. (before the noun) poor (pitiable, pitiful)
    • 2013, El sueño el Morfeo, Vuelve (a donde has venido)
      El pasado ya es pasado, no tienes que pedir perdón. Solo déjanos tranquilos a mí y a mi pobre corazón.
      The past is the past, you don't have to ask forgiveness. Just leave us alone, me and my poor heart.
    Mi pobre vecino siempre está llorando.
    My poor neighbor is always crying.
  2. (after the noun) poor (lacking money, resources, etc.)
    Se relajan las familias ricas en casas lujosas y las familias pobres tiran en chozas desmoronadas.
    The rich families relax in luxurious houses and the poor families get by in dilapidated huts.

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish pobre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔːbrɛ/
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Adjective[edit]

pobre

  1. poor

Noun[edit]

pobre

  1. a beggar; a mendicant

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