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See also: chao, Chao, chāo, cháo, chǎo, chào, and cha0

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin plānum (level ground).

NounEdit

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground, floor
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 236 (facsimile):
      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.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

chão m (feminine chãa, plural chãos)

  1. flat, smooth
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Etymology 1Edit

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

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NounEdit

chão m (plural chãos)

  1. ground
  2. floor

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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

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chão (𥿣, 𦄹)

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chão (𧊌)

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