bênção

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese bẽeiçon, from Ecclesiastical Latin, Late Latin benedictiōnem, accusative singular of benedictiō (blessing; benediction), from benedictus, from Latin benedīcō. The plural in -ãos was formed by analogy with other paroxytones in -ão; the etymologically correct plural *bênções is considered incorrect. Compare also bendição, a later semi-learned borrowing.

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NounEdit

bênção f (plural bênçãos or bênções (now proscribed))

  1. benediction, blessing
    Synonym: bendição
  2. grace
    Synonym: graça

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