See also: peconha

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese peçonna, poçonna, poçõya, from Vulgar Latin *potionea, from Latin pōtiō (drink). Cognate of Spanish ponzoña and French poison, doublet of poção.

Pronunciation

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /peˈsõ.ɲɐ/ [peˈsõ.j̃ɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /peˈso.ɲa/

  • Hyphenation: pe‧ço‧nha

Noun

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peçonha f (plural peçonhas)

  1. (biology) venom (animal toxin delivered by a bite or sting)
  2. (loosely) poison or toxin of any kind
    Synonyms: veneno, toxina
  3. (figuratively) venom; malice; malevolence; vitriol
    Synonyms: malícia, malevolência, perversidade