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, Asturian bermeyu, Catalan vermell, Occitan vermelh, French vermeil and Italian vermiglio. Also related to English vermilion. Compare also Portuguese vermílio, which is a borrowed doublet.

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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See also[edit]

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