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vermelho

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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, Asturian bermeyu, Catalan vermell, Occitan vermelh, French vermeil and Italian vermiglio. Also related to English vermilion. Compare also Portuguese vermílio, which is a borrowed doublet.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vermelho m (feminine singular 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)

Related termsEdit

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