Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), from Gaulish caballos.

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cavalo m

  1. horse

DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: cabalo
  • Portuguese: cavalo (see there for further descendants)

PortugueseEdit

 
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cavalo (Equus ferus caballus)

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cavalo, from Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), from Gaulish caballos. Cognate with Galician cabalo, Spanish caballo, Catalan cavall, Occitan caval, French cheval, Italian cavallo and Romanian cal.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Rhymes: -alu
  • Hyphenation: ca‧va‧lo

NounEdit

cavalo m (plural cavalos, feminine égua, feminine plural éguas)

  1. horse (an equid)
  2. (figuratively) a coarse, rude man
  3. (chess) knight
  4. (slang) heroin
  5. (automotive) horsepower (a unit that measures the power of an engine)
    motor de 172 cavalos
    172-horsepower engine

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