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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese escasso, from Vulgar Latin *excarsus, for excerptus, from Latin excerpō. Thus doublet of excerto.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

escasso m (feminine singular escassa, masculine plural escassos, feminine plural escassas, comparable)

  1. scarce, rare
    A água é escassa nesta área.
    Water is scarce in this area.
    O tempo está a ficar escasso.
    Time is running out.
  2. sparse, scanty

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:escasso.

Derived termsEdit