saudade

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician-Old Portuguese soidade, soydade, altered by influence of saudar (to salute), from post-classical Latin solitās, solitātem (solitude).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saudade f (plural saudades)

  1. the feeling of missing something or someone
    Synonyms: señardade, soidade
  2. (art) sorrowful nostalgia

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese soidade, soydade, altered by influence of saudar (to salute), from post-classical Latin solitās, solitātem (solitude).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saudade f (plural saudades)

  1. wistfulness, nostalgia, longing, the feeling of missing something or someone
    sentir saudade de alguémto miss someone
    ter saudades de casato miss home, to feel homesick
    matar saudadesto catch up

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]
  • Esperanto: saŭdado
  • Kabuverdianu: sodade
  • Spanish: saudade

Usage notes[edit]

The verb to miss (someone) may be translated as to have (ter), to feel (sentir) or to be with (estar com) saudade. It may be used in the singular or plural indiscriminately.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Galician saudade, from Old Portuguese soydade. Doublet of soledad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sauˈdade/, [sau̯ˈðaðe]

Noun[edit]

saudade f (plural saudades)

  1. the feeling of missing something or someone