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