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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

Middle English _uncle_, from Anglo-Norman _uncle_, from Old French _oncle_, from Latin _avunculus_ (“mother’s brother”; literally, “little grandfather”), diminutive of _avus_ (“grandfather”), from Proto-Indo-European _*h₂éwh₂os_ (“grandfather, adult male relative other than one’s father”). Displaced native Middle English _eam, eme_ (“maternal uncle”) (from Old English _ēam_ (“maternal uncle”), compare Old English _fædera_ (“paternal uncle”) from the same Proto-Indo-European root. More at _eme_.

Middle English uncle, from Anglo-Norman uncle, from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus (mother’s brother”; literally, “little grandfather), diminutive of avus (grandfather), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (grandfather, adult male relative other than one’s father). Displaced native Middle English eam, eme (maternal uncle) (from Old English ēam (maternal uncle), compare Old English fædera (paternal uncle) from the same Proto-Indo-European root. More at eme.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: ŭngʹkəl, IPA(key): /ˈʌŋ.kəl/ * Rhymes: -ʌŋkəl

  • enPR: ŭngʹkəl, IPA(key): /ˈʌŋ.kəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋkəl

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

UNCLE (_plural_ UNCLES) * A brother or brother-in-law of someone’s parent. _My UNCLE is an atheist_ * 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter I, _The Younger Set_: And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their UNCLE that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed. * (euphemistic) A companion to one's (usually unmarried) mother. * (figuratively) A source of advice, encouragement, or help. * (UK, informal) A pawnbroker. (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?) * (Southern US and parts of UK, colloquial) A close male friend of the parents of a family. * (Southern US, slang, archaic) an older male African-American person * (Asia, slang) An affectionate name for an older man. SYNONYMS * (dialectal, Scotland): eam, eme ANTONYMS * (with regard to gender): aunt * (with regard to ancestry): niece, nephew * (African-American): boy * (India): aunty HYPONYMS * (brother of someone’s father): paternal uncle * (brother of someone’s mother): maternal uncle * (uncle gained by marriage): uncle-in-law DERIVED TERMS * agony uncle * Bob's your uncle * cry uncle * Dutch uncle * grand-uncle * great-uncle, great uncle * holler uncle * I'll be a monkey's uncle * nuncle * say uncle * Uncle Sam * Uncle Scrooge * Uncle Tom RELATED TERMS * avuncular TRANSLATIONS * See: related paternal uncle and maternal uncle for more translations.

uncle (plural uncles)

  1. A brother or brother-in-law of someone’s parent.
    My uncle is an atheist
  2. (euphemistic) A companion to one's (usually unmarried) mother.
  3. (figuratively) A source of advice, encouragement, or help.
  4. (UK, informal) A pawnbroker.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?)
  5. (Southern US and parts of UK, colloquial) A close male friend of the parents of a family.
  6. (Southern US, slang, archaic) an older male African-American person
  7. (Asia, slang) An affectionate name for an older man.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - INTERJECTION
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English - Interjection

UNCLE * A cry used to indicate surrender.

uncle

  1. A cry used to indicate surrender.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* “uncle” in Douglas Harper, _Online Etymology Dictionary_ (2001). [1] * "uncle" in Merriam-Webster

Que a categoria em OLD FRENCH - NOUN
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Old French - Noun

UNCLE m (_oblique plural_ UNCLES, _nominative singular_ UNCLES, _nominative plural_ UNCLE) * uncle * circa 1250, Marie de France, _Chevrefeuille_ Tristram en Wales se rala, tant que sis UNCLES le manda Tristan returned to Wales, while he waited for his uncle to call on him

uncle m (oblique plural uncles, nominative singular uncles, nominative plural uncle)

  1. uncle

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