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vermelho

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vermelho

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese vermello (red), from Vulgar Latin *vermiclus, from Latin vermiculus (little worm), from vermis (worm), ultimately in reference to Kermes vermilio, a type of scale insect used to make a crimson dye.

Cognate with Galician vermello, Spanish bermejo, Catalan vermell, Occitan vermelh, French vermeil and Italian vermiglio. Also related to English vermilion.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vermelho m (feminine vermelha, masculine plural vermelhos, feminine plural vermelhas, comparable)

  1. red (having red as its color)
  2. red (socialist or communist)

NounEdit

vermelho m (plural vermelhos)

  1. red (color)
  2. red (socialist or communist)

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