sotavento

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Catalan sotavent.[1]

Noun[edit]

sotavento m (plural sotaventos)

  1. the direction towards which the wind is blowing, leeward side
    Antonym: barlavento

References[edit]

  1. ^ sotavento” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Catalan sotavent, from sota (under) + vent (wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sotaˈbento/, [so.t̪aˈβ̞ẽn̪.t̪o]

Noun[edit]

sotavento m (plural sotaventos)

  1. leeward side
    Antonym: barlovento

Further reading[edit]