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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese preto.

AdjectiveEdit

preto ? (Latin spelling)

  1. black

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *apreto, from apretar, from Late Latin appectorāre, from Latin pectus (chest).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

preto m (plural pretos, feminine preta, feminine plural pretas)

  1. black
    Synonym: negro

DescendantsEdit

AdverbEdit

preto

  1. near

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Old Portuguese · coores, colores (layout · text)
     branco      gris      negro, preto
             vermello              _ ; castanno              amarelo
                          verde             
                                       azur
                          cardẽo              rosa

PortugueseEdit

 
preto

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese preto (black, near), from earlier *apreto, from apretar (Modern Portuguese apertar (tighten, press, clamp)), from Late Latin appectorāre, from Latin pectus (chest). The semantic evolution to "black" or "dark" comes through the sense of "dense" or "thick". See also the related perto. Another common, but less likely, etymology suggested is a Vulgar Latin *prettus, from pressus[1].

Compare Asturian and Leonese prietu and Spanish prieto.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

preto m (feminine singular preta, masculine plural pretos, feminine plural pretas, comparable)

  1. black; black in colour
    Synonym: negro (somewhat formal)
    Tecido preto esquenta mais rápido.
    Black cloth heats up more quickly
  2. (idiomatic, of situations) bad; very adverse
    Synonyms: feio, adverso (formal)
    A coisa está preta.
    The current situation is bad.
  3. (derogatory, of a person) black (dark-skinned)
    Synonym: negro (neutral)
    Uma mulher preta passou por aqui.
    A black woman was here.
  4. (loosely) being the darkest of its kind
    pão pretorye bread
    peças pretas de xadrezblack chess pieces
    nuvem pretablack cloud

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

preto m (plural pretos, feminine preta, feminine plural pretas)

  1. the color black
    O preto é a mais escura das cores.
    Black is the darkest colour.
  2. (often derogatory) a black man
    Uma preta passou por aqui.
    A black woman was here.
  3. black clothing
    Pessoas em luto se vestem de preto.
    Mourners dress in black.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Portuguese · cores (layout · text)
     branco      cinza,
cinzento
     preto
             vermelho,
encarnado ; carmim
             laranja,
cor-de-laranja ; castanho,
marrom
             amarelo ; creme
             verde-limão              verde             
             ciano ; azul-petróleo              azul céu              azul
             violeta ; índigo,
anil
             magenta ; roxo              rosa,
cor-de-rosa

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