From Latin impetus (“a rushing upon, an attack, assault, onset”), from impeto (“I rush upon, attack”), from in (“upon”) + peto (“to seek, fall upon”).
- (Brazil) IPA: /ˈĩ.pe.tu/
- (South Brazil) IPA: /ˈĩ.pe.to/
- Hyphenation: ím‧pe‧to
ímpeto m (plural ímpetos)
- impetus (a stimulating factor)
- impetus (force that impels)
- a sudden, harsh movement