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Portuguese to English History Translation Glossary

Portuguese term English translation
"Como ele não sabia a resposta, ele ficou enrolando" Since he didn't know the answer, he kept beating around the bush
"o dobre de finados" death knell
Entered by: Elvira Alves Barry
(imposto) da guarda das naus guard tax
a proferir conferência to lecture about
A referência à República hoje pressupõe a democracia Any reference to a Republic now implies democracy, and is meaningless without it
a salto hopping the border
Entered by: Mariana Vieira
a tomada de consciência da condição colonial. awareness of the colonial (life) conditions/living conditions
acabou por se colar à obra ... became an integral part of the book/work
Acasamatada casemated
Entered by: Edimilson Ferreira
afrontado affronted
Entered by: Tania Pires
ainda estamos a anos-luz da república we are still light-years away from being a true Republic
alambor scarp
Entered by: Tania Pires
algo a que se remonta something that goes back to ...
anforisco amphoriskos
Entered by: Tania Pires
ano da defesa year defended thesis
anta dolmen
ao longe .. far away
ao seu grau zero goes back to ground zero or back to basics
apetrecho (in this context) parts
aposentes Quarters?
arcos curtos short activity
Entered by: Tania Pires
armas e bagagens lock, stock and barrel
Entered by: Douglas Bissell
as haditas the Hadeeth, Hadith
Entered by: Muriel Vasconcellos
auto da fundação founding document
auto-de-fé auto-da-fé
azenhas de rodízio water wheels
Entered by: airmailrpl
à licença (nesse contexto) to lack of restraint OR excessive freedom
“Diabos levem a Revolução” To hell with the revolution
barcos a velas pandas boats with billowing sails
barrete Phugio (correct spelling: Frígio) Phrygian cap
besta crossbow; arbalest
Entered by: Tania Pires
Besteiros besteiros (crossbow armed soldier)
bogagem lye
Entered by: Tania Pires
caixa-relicário reliquary box
Entered by: Tania Pires
caldeira reservoir
Entered by: Douglas Bissell
campeiam o filhotismo there is widespread nepotism./favoritism
canhoneira crenel
Entered by: Tania Pires
capangas henchmen
Capitão do Donatário capitão donatário (commander of the province)
capoeiras henchmen/mercenaries/hitmen
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