encruzilhada

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From encruzilhar (to cross), from cruz (cross), from Old Portuguese cruz, from Latin crux (cross), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, to bend).

NounEdit

encruzilhada f (plural encruzilhadas)

  1. crossroads (intersection)
  2. (figuratively) a difficult situation

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Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 23:43