raiar

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Raio (ray) +‎ -ar, perhaps corresponding to Latin radiō, radiāre, and thus a doublet of radiar. Compare Spanish rayar, Italian raggiare.

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raiar (first-person singular present indicative raio, past participle raiado)

  1. to light up; to illuminate; to shine
  2. (intransitive, of the day or the morning) to break; to arrive
    Antes do dia raiar.
    Before the day breaks.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Raia (scratch) +‎ -ar.

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raiar (first-person singular present indicative raio, past participle raiado)

  1. to draw lines or a line
  2. to groove (to carve grooves in)
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