See also: res, Res, rés, res-, re's, and Res.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Spanish res. Origin contested. From either Latin rēs (thing, property) or Arabic رَأْس(raʾs, head, also of cattle). While the latter is a perfect semantic match, the front vowel of the Romance form speaks against Arabic origin because dialects generally maintain a back -a- in this word (compare Maltese ras, not *ries).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

rês f (plural reses)

  1. neat (food animal)