varinha

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of vara (stick).

Noun[edit]

varinha f (plural varinhas)

  1. wand (stick or staff, used to perform a useful function)
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, 'Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix', page 436:
      Você pode usar sua varinha para tentar me desarmar, ou para se defender de qualquer outra maneira que consiga pensar.
      You may use your wand to try to disarm me, or to defend yourself in any other way that you can think of.

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