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relâmpago

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of relâmpado, from re- +‎ lâmpado, from Latin lampada (lamp), from lampas, lampades, or through a derivative of Late Latin lampō, lampāre. The prefix re- indicates the idea of repetition, hence lightning striking over and over again. Compare Spanish relámpago.

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NounEdit

relâmpago m (plural relâmpagos)

  1. lightning (flash of light caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge)

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AdjectiveEdit

relâmpago (invariable, comparable)

  1. (in hyphenated compounds) sudden and unexpected