The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: alfarrábio

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alfarrábio {{was fwotd}} Alternative forms: alfarrabio (obsolete) etymology Named {{named-after}}. pronunciation
  • (Portugal) /ˌaɫ.fɐˈʁa.βi.u/, /ˌaɫ.fɐˈʁa.βju/, /ˌaɫ.fɐˈʁa.bi.u/, /ˌaɫ.fɐˈʁa.bju/
  • (Brazil) /ˌaw.fa.ˈʁa.bi.u/, /ˌaw.fa.ˈʁa.bju/
  • (South Brazil) /ˌaw.fa.ˈha.bi.o/, /ˌaw.fa.ˈha.bjo/
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{pt-noun}}
  1. (often humorous or affectionate) a large and old book
    • 2002, Frederico Ozanam Pessoa de Barros (translator), Os miseráveis, Casa da Palavra, translated from the original (1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, A. Lacroix), page 118: Quando às vezes lhe acontecia dizer, coisa que todos nós já fizemos: — Oh! se eu fosse rico! — não era jamais ao ver uma bela rapariga, como costumava fazer o avô Gillenormand, mas ao contemplar um alfarrábio. When it sometimes happened to him to say, something we have all done: — Oh! if I were rich! — it wasn’t ever when seeing a beautiful girl, as grandfather Gillenormand used to, but when contemplating an old tome.
Synonyms: tomo
related terms:
  • alfarrábico
  • alfarrabista
  • alfarrabístico

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