See also: chao, Chao, chāo, cháo, chǎo, and chào

Old PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin plānum (level ground).

NounEdit

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground, floor
    • Como hũa moller que perigoóu no mar. ⁊ tragia un fillo pequeno nos braços. ⁊ fezea ſanta maria per címa das aguas andar de pé aſſi como ẏria per un muí bon chão.
      How a woman who sank in the sea. And had a small child in her arms. And Holy Mary brought her over the water to walk as she would in a good floor.
  2. flatland, plain
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Galician: chan
  • Portuguese: chão

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin plānus (flat), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat).

AdjectiveEdit

chão (plural chãos, feminine chãa, feminine plural chãas)

  1. flat, smooth
DescendantsEdit

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese chão (ground), inherited from Latin plānum (level ground) < plānus, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat). Compare Spanish llano and Galician chan. See also the borrowed doublet plano and the semi-learned porão.

NounEdit

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground
  2. floor
    Synonyms: assoalho, piso
  3. (geography, obsolete) plain
    Synonym: chã
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Portuguese chão (flat, smooth), from Latin plānus. Doublet of plano, as above.

AdjectiveEdit

chão (feminine singular chã, masculine plural chãos, feminine plural chãs, comparable)

  1. flat, level, even, smooth

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chão (𥿣, 𦄹)

  1. rope; cord; cable (typically braided)

NounEdit

chão (𧊌)

  1. (in compounds) frog

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