From Old Portuguese perdõar (“to forgive”), from Vulgar Latin *perdonāre (compare Spanish and Catalan perdonar, French pardonner, Italian perdonare), from Latin per- + dōnāre (“to give”), a loan-translation of a Germanic word represented by Frankish *firgeban (“to forgive, give up completely”), from *fir- + *geban. More at forgive.
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /pɨɾ.ˈdwaɾ/, [pɨɾ.ˈðwaɾ]
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌpeʁ.do.ˈaʁ/
- Hyphenation: per‧do‧ar
- to forgive; to pardon
- (law) to pardon (to grant an official pardon for a crime)
- to treat mercifully
- to forgive a debt
For quotations using this term, see Citations:perdoar.