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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, inherited from Latin vāgīna (sheath). Compare Spanish vaina, Catalan beina, also French gaine, Italian guaina. Cf. also Portuguese vagina, a borrowing from the same source.

NounEdit

bainha f (plural bainhas)

  1. sheath, scabbard
  2. (sewing) hem