são

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese são, from Latin sānus, from Proto-Indo-European *swā-n- (healthy; whole; active; vigorous).

Adjective[edit]

são (feminine singular , masculine plural sãos, feminine plural sãs, comparable)

  1. sound, healthy (enjoying health and vigour of body, mind, or spirit)
    Synonyms: hígido, saudável, sadio
    Antonyms: doente, enfermo
  2. sane (mentally sound; possessing a rational mind)
    Antonyms: demente, doido, insano, louco
  3. logically sound
    Synonyms: lógico, correto, sólido
    Antonyms: antilógico, incorreto
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Noun[edit]

são m (plural sãos, feminine , feminine plural sãs)

  1. someone or something healthy

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in proper nouns, capitalized) São

Adjective[edit]

são m (apocopate, standard form santo)

  1. (before the noun) Apocopic form of santo ("saint")

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form of ser (to be). From Old Portuguese son, from Latin sunt.

Verb[edit]

são

  1. Third-person plural (eles, elas, also used with vocês?) present indicative of ser
    • 2005, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe, Rocco, page 308:
      Você notou os cabelos dela, são negros e brilhantes e macios...
      You noticed her hair, it's dark and brilliant and soft...