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gato

gato

Galician

Noun

gato m (plural gatos)

  1. cat

Derived terms


Ladino

Etymology

From Late Latin cattus, of Afro-Asiatic origin.

Noun

gato m (Latin spelling, plural gatos)

  1. cat

Portuguese

gato-siamês

Etymology

From Old Portuguese gato, from Late Latin cattus, from Latin catta, from Late Egyptian čaute, feminine of caus (jungle cat, African wildcat), from earlier Egyptian tešau (female cat).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.tu/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡa.to/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧to

Noun

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata, feminine plural gatas)

  1. cat (domestic cat: Felis silvestris catus)
    • 2000, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban, Rocco, page 55:
      [...] o gato ronronava feliz nos braços de Hermione.
      [...] the cat was purring happily on Hermione's arms.
  2. feline
  3. (Brazil, slang) very handsome man
  4. (Brazil, slang) an illegal connection to watch pay TV for free

Synonyms

Adjective

gato m (feminine singular gata, masculine plural gatos, feminine plural gatas, comparable)

  1. (of a person) physically attractive

Inflection


Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin cattus (compare Catalan gat, French chat, Italian gatto, Portuguese gato), of Afro-Asiatic origin. More at cat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.to/

Noun

gato m (plural gatos, feminine gata)

  1. cat, tomcat (male or unspecified gender)
  2. (Mexico) servant
  3. G-clamp, C-clamp

Synonyms

Derived terms


Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡatɔ/

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • gadawo

Verb

gato

  1. (literary) third-person singular subjunctive of gadael

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gato ato ngato unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2

Verb

gato

  1. Soft mutation of cato.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cato gato nghato chato
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.