PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish lerdo, of unknown origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ler‧do

AdjectiveEdit

lerdo m (feminine singular lerda, masculine plural lerdos, feminine plural lerdas, comparable)

  1. slow
  2. (by extension) stupid

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain; presumably from Late Latin lurdus (slow; stupid), often suggested to be from derived from Latin lūridus (sallow, pale).[1]

AdjectiveEdit

lerdo (feminine singular lerda, masculine plural lerdos, feminine plural lerdas)

  1. slow, sluggish, of animals
  2. dim-witted, oafish, inefficient

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991) , “LERDO”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN, page 358