From Old Portuguese paaço (“palace”), from Latin palātium (“palace”), from Palātium (“Palatine hill”), possibly from Etruscan 𐌚𐌀𐌋𐌀𐌃 (falad, “sky”). Cognate with Galician pazo and Spanish pazo. Doublet of palácio, a borrowing.
paço m (plural paços)
- palace (large residence where aristocrats usually live)
- palace (large and lavishly ornate residence)