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See also: maca, macà, maça, maçâ, and маса

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maçã

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese maçãa, from Vulgar Latin (māla (apples)) mattiana (of Mattium), though some theorize that mattiana was an Iberian pronunciation of the Gallo-Roman word matianium, a golden apple named after Gaius Matius, a horticulturist and friend of Caesar.[1]

Cognate with Galician mazá, Aragonese and Asturian mazana, Mirandese maçana and Spanish manzana (Old Spanish maçana).

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NounEdit

maçã f (plural maçãs)

  1. apple (fruit)
    Synonym: pomo (poetic)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Agnes, Michael, ed. in chief, Webster's New World College Dictionary, fourth edition, MacMillan, 1999.