sombra

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See also: sombrá

Asturian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin umbra, through an intermediate form. Compare Spanish and Portuguese sombra.

Noun[edit]

sombra f (plural sombres)

  1. shade, shadow

French[edit]

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sombra

  1. third-person singular past historic of sombrer

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Portuguese[edit]

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sombra

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese soombra, of uncertain origin, but ultimately containing Latin umbra (shadow). Possible etymologies include:

Cognate with Galician sombra, Asturian sombra, solombra, Mirandese selombra, Spanish sombra, French sombre and possibly with Dalmatian sombreja and Romansch sumbreiva.

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Noun[edit]

sombra f (plural sombras)

  1. shade
    Fique na sombra.
    Stay in the shade.
  2. shadow
    Não há luz sem sombra.
    There's no light without a shadow.
  3. (figuratively) a negative aspect of something
    O tempo na cadeia é uma sombra do seu passado.
    The time spent in jail is a shadow from his past.
  4. shadow (a faint silhouette)
    Vimos uma sombra passar pela janela.
    We saw a shadow passing by the window.
  5. shadow; trace; hint (a very small amount, especially of something abstract)
    Sem sombra de dúvida.
    Without a shadow of doubt.
  6. tail (someone who closely and persistently follows another)
  7. (supernatural, fantasy) shadow; shade; ghost
  8. eye shadow (makeup applied to the eyelids)
  9. (painting, drawing) the darker parts of an image
  10. (figuratively) copycat (one who imitates someone without adding ingenuity)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from the verb sombrar.

Noun[edit]

sombra f (plural sombras)

  1. shade
  2. shadow
  3. ghost
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

sombra

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of sombrar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of sombrar; (he/she/it/one) shades