promessa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin prōmissa (promise), from Latin prōmissum (promise), from promittō (I send forth; I promise).

Noun[edit]

promessa f (plural promesse)

  1. promise
  2. promising person

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Verb[edit]

promessa f sg

  1. feminine singular past participle of promettere

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese promessa, from Medieval Latin prōmissa (promise), from Latin prōmissum (promise), from promittō (I send forth; I promise).

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Noun[edit]

promessa f (plural promessas)

  1. promise; vow
    Synonyms: compromisso, voto
  2. something which is hoped for
    Os colonos foram às Américas com a promessa de uma vida nova.The colonisers went to the Americas with the hope for a new life.
    Synonym: esperança
  3. likelihood
    O vento forte indicava a promessa de chuva.The strong wind indicated the likelihood of rain.
    Synonym: probabilidade
    Antonym: improbabilidade

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