almirante

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Arabic أَمِير(ʾamīr, commander, prince), in particular أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet), interpreted as a present participle with the suffix -ante and influenced by the Arabic article ال(al-). Compare Spanish almirante, French amiral.

NounEdit

almirante m (plural almirantes)

  1. admiral (all senses)
  2. flag officer

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish amirate (interpreted as a present participle with the suffix -ante and influenced by the Arabic article ال(al-)), from Medieval Latin amiratus, from Byzantine Greek ἀμιράς, ἀμιράδος (amirás, amirádos), from Arabic أَمِير(ʾamīr, commander, prince), in particular أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /almiˈɾante/, [almiˈɾãn̪t̪e]

NounEdit

almirante m (plural almirantes)

  1. admiral

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