fevereiro

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Old PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

fevereiro m

  1. Alternative form of fevreyro

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese fevereiro, fevreyro, febreyro, from Late Latin febrārius, from Latin februārius, from fēbruum ‎(purification), via the purification ritual Fēbrua held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /fɨ.vɨ.ˈɾɐj.ɾu/, /fɨ.vɨ.ˈɾej.ɾu/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /fe.ve.ˈɾe(j).ɾu/
  • Hyphenation: fe‧ve‧rei‧ro

NounEdit

fevereiro m (plural fevereiros)

  1. February

DescendantsEdit

Usage notesEdit

In Brazilian Portuguese, the names of months were usually not capitalized. But in Portugal they were. The Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990 abolished their capitalization.

See alsoEdit

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