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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese agulla, from Vulgar Latin *acūcla < *acūcula, diminutive of Latin acus (needle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

agulha f (plural agulhas)

  1. needle (implement for sewing)
  2. needle (thin device for indicating measurements on a dial or graph)
  3. (botany) pine needle
  4. (architecture) spire (tapering structure built on a roof or tower)
  5. (rail transport) switch; point (movable section of railroad track)
  6. (figuratively) piquancy

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:agulha.

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