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aves num ninho

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese nio, nĩo (nest), from Latin nīdus (nest), from Proto-Italic *nizdos (nest), from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest).

Compare Galician niño, Spanish nido, Catalan niu, French nid and Italian nido.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ninho m (plural ninhos)

  1. (ornithology) nest (bird-built structure)
  2. (by extension) nest (place used by any animal for depositing eggs and hatching young)
    Synonyms: covil, toca
  3. (figuratively) one’s home viewed affectionately
    Synonyms: abrigo, castelo, lar, lar doce lar

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