See also: Favela and favëla

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese favela.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fəˈvɛlə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛlə

NounEdit

favela (plural favelas)

  1. A slum or shantytown, especially in Brazil
    • 2012, Tim Edensor, ‎Mark Jayne, Urban Theory Beyond the West: A World of Cities
      security forces in November of 2010 stormed one of the city's most notorious favelas, the complex of the Morro do Alemão in the northern zone of the city
    • 2008, Cedar Lewisohn, Street Art, Foreword, page 8.
      The favela is now the model for most of the world's cities, as vast numbers of people continue to migrate to them in order to survive.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

favela f (plural favelas)

  1. favela

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese favela.

NounEdit

favela m (definite singular favelaen, indefinite plural favelaer or favelaar, definite plural favelaene or favelaane)

  1. a favela

PortugueseEdit

 
favela

EtymologyEdit

The slum sense is named after the tree. The first favela was founded by veterans of the War of Canudos on Morro da Providência (Providence Hill). That hill was similar to a hill where a battle took place during the war, which had many favela trees. The name of the tree probably comes ultimately from a diminutive of Latin faba (bean). An alternative and less likely etymology may be favo +‎ -ela [1].

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NounEdit

favela f (plural favelas)

  1. a species of tree, Cnidoscolus quercifolius, native to northeastern Brazil
    Synonym: faveleira
  2. (Brazil) slum (dilapidated neighborhood)
    Synonyms: (Brazil) morro, (Portugal) bairro de lata, (Angola) musseque, (Mozambique) caniço

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RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fabella, diminutive of fābula, or from a derivative of Vulgar Latin *fabellāre.

NounEdit

favela f (plural favelas)

  1. (Surmiran, poetic) language

Usage notesEdit

Implies a strong emotional attachment. Used almost exclusively to refer to Romansch itself.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese favela. Doublet of fabela.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /faˈbela/ [faˈβ̞e.la]
  • Rhymes: -ela
  • Syllabification: fa‧ve‧la

NounEdit

favela f (plural favelas)

  1. favela

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