See also: Raposa, rapôsa, and răposa

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

See raposo. Compare Portuguese raposa, Spanish raposa.

NounEdit

raposa f (plural raposas)

  1. vixen (animal)

Related termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

 
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raposa

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish raposa (fox), probably from rabo (tail), from Latin rāpum (turnip) + -ōsus, and influenced by descendants of rapiō (snatch, grab).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

raposa f (plural raposas)

  1. fox (both the "true foxes" of the Old World and North America, and the "false foxes" of Latin America)
    • 2015, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, O Pequeno Príncipe, Pelekanos Books →ISBN
      – Os homens, disse a raposa, têm fuzis e caçam. É bem incômodo!
      “The men”, said the fox, “have rifles and they hunt. It’s quite bothersome!”
  2. (specifically) vixen (female fox)
  3. (Brazil, regional) oposum (any American marsupial of the family Didelphidae)
  4. (usually derogatory) fox (a sly or cunning person)

Usage notesEdit

Raposa is one of the few feminines that are used by default (when the referent’s sex is unknown or irrelevant).

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See raposo.

NounEdit

raposa f (plural raposas, masculine raposo, masculine plural raposos)

  1. female equivalent of raposo; vixen
    Synonyms: zorra, vulpeja