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EtymologyEdit

From Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

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encantar (first-person singular present encanto, past participle encantat)

  1. to enchant, charm, delight
  2. to love, enjoy
  3. to bewitch, put a spell on

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In the sense of 'love', the person loving is used as the direct object, and the person/thing loved as the subject.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese encantar, from Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

VerbEdit

encantar (first-person singular present encanto, first-person singular preterite encantei, past participle encantado)

  1. to enchant, charm
  2. first/third-person singular future subjunctive of encantar
  3. first/third-person singular personal infinitive of encantar

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese encantar, from Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ẽ.kɐ̃.ˈtaɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ẽ.kɐ̃.ˈta(ʁ)/, /ĩ.kɐ̃.ˈta(ʁ)/
    • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩ.kɐ̃.ˈta(h)/
  • Hyphenation: en‧can‧tar

VerbEdit

encantar (first-person singular present indicative encanto, past participle encantado)

  1. to enchant, charm
  2. to delight
  3. to bewitch, put a spell on
  4. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of encantar
  5. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of encantar
  6. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of encantar
  7. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of encantar

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō, possibly taken as a semi-learned term. Equivalent to en- +‎ cantar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /enkanˈtaɾ/, [ẽŋkãn̪ˈt̪aɾ]

VerbEdit

encantar (first-person singular present encanto, first-person singular preterite encanté, past participle encantado)

  1. to delight, be delighting to, to charm, enchant
  2. to please
  3. (with reversed subject and object) to like very much, love, enjoy
    Me encantan los mariscos.I love seafood (more literally, seafood pleases me).
    Synonym: gustar mucho
  4. to bewitch
    Synonym: embrujar

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