See also: imperio

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Etymology edit

Altered from Old Galician-Portuguese emperio (to more closely reflect the Latin source), borrowed from Latin imperium.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩˈpɛ.ɾi.u/ [ĩˈpɛ.ɾɪ.u], (faster pronunciation) /ĩˈpɛ.ɾju/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩˈpɛ.ɾi.o/ [ĩˈpɛ.ɾɪ.o], (faster pronunciation) /ĩˈpɛ.ɾjo/

Noun edit

império m (plural impérios)

  1. empire
    1. State ruled by an emperor or empress
    2. time of rule of an emperor or empress
    3. political unit that covers a vast territorial extension and that integrates people with different cultures under a single power, regardless of the form of government
  2. (Açores) type of chapel, in masonry or wood, where the insignia of the Holy Spirit are displayed and where part of the ceremonies of the festivals dedicated to him take place (Is there an English equivalent to this definition?)
  3. (Açores) set of festivals dedicated to the Holy Spirit (Is there an English equivalent to this definition?)
  4. (figuratively) predominance; absolute domination
  5. (figuratively) power
  6. (figuratively) arrogance
  7. (figuratively) large company or economic group

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