PortugueseEdit

 
naipes

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish naipe, from Catalan naip.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

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

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Catalan naip. Most plausibly from Arabic نَائِب(nāʾib, deputy), the second-highest court card in the Mamluk deck.

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaipe/, [ˈnai̯.pe]

NounEdit

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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