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Uma cota de malha

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French maille (mesh, loop), from Vulgar Latin *macla, from Latin macula (stain), probably from Proto-Indo-European *smh₁-tleh₂, from *smeh₁- (smear, rub). Compare the doublets mancha, malha, mácula, mágoa, and mangra.

NounEdit

malha f (plural malhas)

  1. (uncountable) mail, chainmail
  2. mesh (structure made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material, with evenly spaced openings between them)
  3. network
  4. (fashion) knitting; knitwear
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Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin *macla, from Latin macula (stain). Compare the doublets mancha, malha, mácula, mágoa, and mangra.

NounEdit

malha f (plural malhas)

  1. a stain in an animal’s fur
  2. a section of terrain with a different colour than that surrounding it
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Etymology 3Edit

From malhar (to hammer; to beat), from malho (mallet; sledgehammer), from Latin malleus (hammer).

NounEdit

malha f (plural malhas)

  1. a beating
  2. a game where players have to throw hoops or horseshoes towards a pin on the ground
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VerbEdit

malha

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of malhar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of malhar