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Old PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin manus (hand), from Proto-Italic *manus, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mão f

  1. hand
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.

DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: man, mao
  • Portuguese: mão
    • Kabuverdianu: mo

PortugueseEdit

 
mão

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese mão (hand), from Latin manus (hand), from Proto-Italic *manus, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂-. Cognate with Galician man, Spanish mano, Catalan , Occitan man, French main, Italian mano and Romanian mână.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mão f (plural mãos)

  1. hand

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:mão.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Kabuverdianu: mo