prato m (plural prati)
- grass, lawn (ground covered with grass kept closely mown)
- falciare il prato ― to mow the lawn
From Vulgar Latin *plattus, from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, “broad, flat”). Possibly arrived through the intermediate of French plat, or perhaps a semi-learned term or one used by mainly upper-class speakers in the past, and thus avoiding the usual sound shifts from Latin -pl- into Portuguese. Compare Spanish plato. Doublet of the popularly inherited chato.
prato m (plural pratos)
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:prato.
- Annobonese: paatu