praga

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See also: pragà

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese praga, plaga, borrowed from Latin plāga ‎(blow, wound), from plangere ‎(to strike), from Proto-Indo-European *plak-. Compare the inherited chaga.

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Noun[edit]

praga f (plural pragas)

  1. (uncountable) plague (a disease caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis)
  2. (pathology) plague (an epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease)
  3. plague (a widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution)
  4. Someone or something which is a nuisance

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:praga.

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