Portuguese edit

 
naipes

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish naipe, from Catalan naip.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈnaj.pi/ [ˈnaɪ̯.pi]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈnaj.pe/ [ˈnaɪ̯.pe]

  • Hyphenation: nai‧pe

Noun edit

naipe m (plural naipes)

  1. (card games) suit (card game category)
    Synonym: pinta
  2. (by extension) group, set
  3. (by extension, music) section (of a band or orchestra)

Related terms edit

Suits in Portuguese · naipes (see also: baralho) (layout · text)
       
copas ouros espadas paus

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Catalan naip. Most plausibly from Arabicنَائِب(nāʔib, deputy), the second-highest court card in the Mamluk deck.

Alternative theories derive it from Arabic ⁧لَعِب(laʕib, game) or, with regard to the Islamic prohibition against card games, Arabic ⁧مَعِيب(maʕīb, blameworthy). These appear less likely, though interchange of sonorants occurs quite often in Ibero-Romance borrowings from Arabic.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaipe/ [ˈnai̯.pe]
  • Rhymes: -aipe
  • Syllabification: nai‧pe

Noun edit

naipe m (plural naipes)

  1. playing card
    Synonym: carta
  2. (in the plural) deck of cards
    Synonyms: baraja, juego de naipes

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