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Old SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin, from Latin capitia, plural accusative of capitium (covering for the head), from caput (head).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. head
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 6v. col. 2.
      dixo ſónaua q́ tenẏa / iij. canaſtiellos. blácos ſobre / mẏ cabeça. en el canaſtiello ſu / ſano auẏa del comer de phara / on. E las aues del cielo comien / del canaſtiello ſobre mẏ. cabeça
      he said: "I dreamt I had three white baskets on my head, and on the uppermost basket was all that which the pharaoh ate, and the birds of the sky ate from the basket upon my head."

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cabeça, from Vulgar Latin capitia, from the neuter plural (reanalyzed as a feminine singular) of Latin capitium, from caput.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. (anatomy) head (part of the body)
  2. head (topmost, foremost, or leading part)

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:cabeça.

NounEdit

cabeça m f (plural cabeças)

  1. (colloquial) head (leader, boss)

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:cabeça.

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

cabeça f (plural cabeças)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cabeza