mentira

See also: mentirá and mentirà

AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

mentira f (plural mentiras)

  1. lie

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

mentira f (plural mentires)

  1. lie (intentionally false statement)

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mentira

  1. third-person singular simple future of mentir

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

mentira f (plural mentiras)

  1. lie (intentionally false statement)

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Further readingEdit


PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mentira and Spanish mentira and Kabuverdianu mintira.

NounEdit

mentira

  1. lie (intentionally untrue statement)

PortugueseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese mentira, from mentir (to lie), from Latin mentiri, present active infinitive of mentior, denominal verb from mēns, mentis (mind) in which the meaning "to lie" stems from a semantic shift "to be inventive, have second thoughts" > "to lie, conjure up", from Proto-Indo-European *méntis (thought), from *men- (to think) +‎ *-tis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /mẽ.ˈti.ɾɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /mẽ.ˈt͡ʃi.ɾɐ/, /mĩ.ˈt͡ʃi.ɾɐ/
    • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /mĩ.ˈti.ɾɐ/
  • Hyphenation: men‧ti‧ra

NounEdit

mentira f (plural mentiras)

  1. lie (intentionally untrue statement)
    Synonyms: falsidade (more formal), balela (slang), lorota (slang), inverdade (usually euphemistic), fábula (euphemistic), patranha, desverdade (obsolete, rare)

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InterjectionEdit

mentira

  1. (informal) I mean (used to correct a piece of information)
    Eu comprei trinta... mentira, vinte, tomates.
    I bought thirty... I mean, twenty, tomatoes.
    Synonyms: quer dizer, digo, quero dizer

VerbEdit

mentira

  1. first-person singular (eu) pluperfect indicative of mentir
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) pluperfect indicative of mentir

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mentir (to lie).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /menˈtiɾa/, [mẽn̪ˈt̪i.ɾa]
  • Hyphenation: men‧ti‧ra

NounEdit

mentira f (plural mentiras)

  1. lie, trick, falsity
    Parecía mentira que su cuerpo fuera tan hermoso.
    It was unbelievable how beautiful her body was.

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