From Old Portuguese sacrifiçio, sacrifiço, a semi-learned borrowing from Latin sacrificium (“sacrifice”), from sacrificō (“to sacrifice”), from sacer (“sacred”) + faciō (“do, make”). Displaced Old Portuguese sacrifiço.
- Hyphenation: sa‧cri‧fí‧ci‧o
sacrifício m (plural sacrifícios)
- (religion) sacrifice (something sacrificed)
- (religion) sacrification (act of sacrificing)
- (figuratively) ordeal (painful or trying experience)
- (Christianity, theology) the crucifixion of Jesus