See also: alentó and Alento

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *alenitus, from Latin anhēlitus (breath). Doublet of the borrowing anélito. Compare Spanish aliento.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alento m (plural alentos)

  1. courage, will
    Synonym: ânimo
    Antonym: desalento
    • 1871, Domingo Vieira, Thesouro da lingua portugueza, page 291
      Esforçadamente, vigorosamente, com animo ou alento.
      Effortfully, vigorously, with eagerness or will.
  2. breath
    Synonym: fôlego

VerbEdit

alento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of alentar

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:alentar.