vaixell

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan vaisselh, vaissel, vaysel, vaysshel, vayshel, from Latin vāscellum, diminutive of vāsculum, diminutive of vās (vessel). Cognate with French vaisseau, English vessel. Being an old-fashioned word until 1980s, it replaced barco, which was perceived as too Spanish-like, by 1990.

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vaixell m (plural vaixells)

  1. vessel, boat, ship
    Hyponyms: nau, barca

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