See also: morrò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish morro.

NounEdit

morro (plural morros)

  1. A round hill or point of land.

Usage notesEdit

  • A Morro Castle is a castle on a hill.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Perhaps onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morro m (plural morros)

  1. snout (long nose of an animal)
    Synonym: musell
  2. nose (of a vehicle)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. From Vulgar Latin *murrum (snout); the word extends along the Iberian peninsula, southern France, Italy and south Germany, and is perhaps originally onomatopoeic.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morro m (plural morros)

  1. snout
    Synonym: fociño
  2. (figuratively, colloquial, in the plural) lips
    Synonym: beizos

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *murrum, *morrum (mound, hillock), cognate with Occitan morre.

NounEdit

morro m (plural morros)

  1. a landform with elevation intermediate between that of a hill and that of a small mountain
  2. (Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro) a slum built on a hill or on uneven ground

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of morrer (to die).

VerbEdit

morro

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of morrer

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *murrum, *morrum (mound, hillock), cognate with Occitan morre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morro m (plural morros)

  1. hill
  2. snout (long nose of an animal)
    Synonyms: hocico, trompa
  3. (figuratively) mouth
    Synonym: pico
  4. hillock
  5. cheek; cheekiness
  6. pebble
  7. headland

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit