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vitem

English translation: vintém (obsolete coin)

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Portuguese term or phrase:vintém
English translation:vintém (obsolete coin)
Entered by: lexical

16:35 Feb 23, 2020
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary / breadmaking
Portuguese term or phrase: vitem
Another poser from a historic breadmaking recipe. Here's the whole text, which appears to be in old or uneducated Portuguese:
"Primeiro deitase o açucar, a manteiga e o sal, depois desfase tudo com a mao depoies baiselhe deitando a serveija a pouco e pouco no fim de gastada deitaselhe a farinha para dentro e ligase tudo bem ligado e fica a maça pronta para ser estendida em sima de uma meza com um rollo de pau a te a grossura de menos de um **vitem** depois debe ser curtado com uma faca em palitos do comprimento de um dedo e da largura do mesmo."
Translating from the start of line 3, it says that the pastry (maça=massa) should be rolled out until it is less than the thickness of a "vitem".
Given the curious spelling throughout the text, I wonder if this is a typo for "vintém", an obsolete Portuguese coin worth 20 réais, which was issued up to 1935, so almost certainly in circulation at the time of the recipe's writing.
I'm posting this question in case "vitem"rings bells with anyone.
lexical
Spain
Local time: 11:44
coin
Explanation:
Vintém was a Portuguese coin used a long time ago.
I am sure that "vitem" was a typo.
https://www.google.com/search?q=vintém moeda&sxsrf=ALeKk00fT...
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Ana Vozone
Local time: 10:44
Grading comment
Thank you Ana, it's nice to have one's ideas confirmed.
I'm entering this in the glossary under the correct spelling.
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vintém
coin


Explanation:
Vintém was a Portuguese coin used a long time ago.
I am sure that "vitem" was a typo.
https://www.google.com/search?q=vintém moeda&sxsrf=ALeKk00fT...


Ana Vozone
Local time: 10:44
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you Ana, it's nice to have one's ideas confirmed.
I'm entering this in the glossary under the correct spelling.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nick Taylor
1 hr
  -> Obrigada, Nick!

agree  Mario Freitas: Yes, or penny
3 hrs
  -> Obrigada, Mário!

agree  Vitor S Oliveira: Coin or penny, like Ana and Mario said
4 hrs
  -> Obrigada, Vítor!

agree  Julio Cinquina
11 hrs
  -> Obrigada, Julio!

agree  Gilmar Fernandes
1 day 1 hr
  -> Obrigada, Gilmar!
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