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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin germānus (brother), from Latin germānus (of siblings), from germen (sprout, bud), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁mn̥ (offspring, seed), from *ǵenh₁- (to beget, to give birth). Cognate with Old Leonese ermano and Old Spanish ermano.

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NounEdit

irmão m

  1. brother
  2. sibling

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PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese irmão, yrmão (brother), from Vulgar Latin germānus (brother), from Latin germānus (of siblings), from germen (sprout, bud), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁mn̥ (offspring, seed), from *ǵenh₁- (to beget, to give birth). Cognate with Galician irmán, Mirandese armano, Asturian hermanu, Spanish hermano, Aragonese chirmán and Catalan germà.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /iʁ.ˈmɐ̃w̃/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /iɾ.ˈmɐ̃w̃/
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  • Hyphenation: ir‧mão

NounEdit

irmão m (plural irmãos, feminine irmã, feminine plural irmãs)

  1. brother (male sibling)
    O meu irmão mais velho vai casar-se.
    My older brother is getting married.
  2. sibling (person having the same parents as another)
    Eu tenho quatro irmãos, dois irmãos e duas irmãs.
    I have four siblings, two brothers and two sisters.
  3. brother (member of a brotherhood)
    Irmão Maynard, leia o primeiro versículo do Livro dos Armamentos.
    Brother Maynard, read the first verse from the Book of Armaments.
  4. brother; bro (close friend)
    Esse cara é meu irmão.
    This guy is my brother.

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Further readingEdit

  • irmão” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.