toupeira

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Galician[edit]

toupeiras ("molehills")

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Etymology[edit]

From toupa (mole) +‎ -eira. Compare Portuguese toupeira and French taupinière.

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Noun[edit]

toupeira f (plural toupeiras)

  1. molehill
    Synonym: terregueiro
  2. (regional, southern) mole

Noun[edit]

toupeira m or f (plural toupeiras)

  1. (regional, figuratively) dull person

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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toupeira

Etymology[edit]

From Latin talpa (mole) + -eira.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /to(w).ˈpe(j).ɾa/, /to(w).ˈpe(j).ɾɐ/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /to(w).ˈpɐj.ɾɐ/, /to(w).ˈpej.ɾɐ/ or IPA(key): /to(w).ˈpej.ɾə̥/
  • Hyphenation: tou‧pei‧ra

Noun[edit]

toupeira f (plural toupeiras)

  1. mole (burrowing insectivore)
  2. (figuratively) fool, idiot (stupid person)

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