tristeza

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See also: tristêza

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese tristeza (sadness), referring to the devastation it caused in South America in the 1930s.

Noun[edit]

tristeza (uncountable)

  1. A damaging viral disease of citrus plants, caused by Closterovirus.

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese tristeza, from Latin trīstitia (sadness).

Noun[edit]

tristeza f (uncountable)

  1. sadness
  2. melancholy

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese tristeza, from Latin trīstitia (sadness), from trīstis (sad), from Proto-Indo-European *tréystis (in a bad mood).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tristeza f (plural tristezas)

  1. (uncountable) sadness (state or emotion of being sad)
    • 1958, “A Felicidade”, performed by Antônio Carlos Jobim:
      Tristeza não tem fim / Felicidade, sim
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Synonyms: abatimento, depressão, desânimo, melancolia
  2. sadness (event causing sadness)
    Synonyms: aborrecimento, desgosto, entristecimento, mágoa
  3. tristeza (plant disease)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From triste +‎ -eza or from Latin trīstitia (sadness).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tristeza f (plural tristezas)

  1. sadness, gloom, sorrow, gloominess, unhappiness, misery
  2. tristeza (plant disease)

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