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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin cattus

NounEdit

gato m (plural gatos)

  1. cat

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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin cattus, of Afro-Asiatic origin.

NounEdit

gato m (Latin spelling, plural gatos)

  1. cat

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese gato, from Late Latin cattus, from Latin catta, from Late Egyptian čaute, feminine of caus (jungle cat, African wildcat), from earlier Egyptian tešau (female cat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. cat (domestic cat: Felis silvestris catus)
    • 2000, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Rocco, page 55:
      [...] o gato ronronava feliz nos braços de Hermione.
      [...] the cat was purring happily on Hermione's arms.
  2. feline
  3. (slang) very handsome man

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AdjectiveEdit

gato m (feminine gata plural gatos feminine plural gatas; comparable)

  1. (of a person) attractive

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin cattus (compare Catalan gat, French chat, Italian gatto, Portuguese gato), of Afro-Asiatic origin. More at cat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata)

  1. cat, tomcat (male or unspecified gender)
  2. (Mexico) servant

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