alfanje

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

alfanje m (plural alfanjes)

  1. scimitar (Middle-Eastern sword with a curved blade)

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Andalusian Arabic الخنجر(al-xanjar, dagger), from Classical Arabic خَنْجَر(ḵanjar, dagger), from Persian خونگر(xungar).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alˈfanxe/, [alˈfãŋ.xe]
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NounEdit

alfanje m (plural alfanjes)

  1. scimitar, cutlass (sword of Persian origin with a curved blade)
  2. swordfish (large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, Xiphias gladius)
    Synonym: pez espada

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