vermelho

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vermelho

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese vermello ‎(red), from Vulgar Latin *vermiclus, from Latin vermiculus ‎(little worm), from vermis ‎(worm), ultimately in reference to Kermes vermilio, a type of scale insect used to make a crimson dye.

Cognate with Galician vermello, Spanish bermejo, Catalan vermell, Occitan vermelh, French vermeil and Italian vermiglio. Also related to English vermilion.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vermelho m ‎(feminine singular vermelha, masculine plural vermelhos, feminine plural vermelhas, comparable)

  1. red (having red as its color)
  2. red (socialist or communist)

Noun[edit]

vermelho m (plural vermelhos)

  1. red (color)
  2. red (socialist or communist)

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Colors in Portuguese · cores (layout · text)
     vermelho      roxo      amarelo      verde      azul-petróleo      azul      índigo
     carmim      magenta      creme      lima      ciano      azul céu      violeta
     castanho,
marrom
     rosa,
cor-de-rosa
     laranja,
cor-de-laranja
     preto      cinza      branco