Tuesday, September 5, 2017

List of Sinhala words of Portuguese origin



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Sinhala
සිංහල
Meaning
Portuguese
Meaning
Type
āyā
ආයා
Dry nurse
aia
Nurse
Daily
äbäärtuva
ඇබෑර්තුව
Vacancy
aberto
Open, Vacant
Trade
äänduru
ඈඳුරු
Dill
endro
Dill
Food
agōstu
අගෝස්තු
August
agosto
August
Daily
akol
අකොල්
akol
álcool
Alcohol
Daily
alavaṃguva
අලවංගුව
Crow-bar
alavanca
Lever
Daily
almāna
අල්මාන
Germany
Alemanha
Germany
Daily
almāriya
අල්මාරිය
almirah, wardrobe
armário
Wardrobe, Cabinet
Daily
almiya
අල්මිය
almea/almeia
Storax
Daily
almōsa, alumōsuva
අල්මෝස, අලුමෝසුව
Breakfast
almoço
Breakfast
Daily
alpenetta
ඇල්පෙනිත්ත
Pin
alfinete
Pin
Daily
alugōsuvā
අලුගෝසුවා
Executioner
algoz
Executioner
Administration
āmā
ආමා
Wet nurse
ama
Nurse
Daily
amandäl/mandäl
අමන්දැල්
Almond
amêndoa
Almond
Food
amēsi
අමේසි
Plum
ameixa
Plum
Fruit
anjuvā
අන්ජුවා
Angel
anjo
Angel
Daily
annāsi
අන්නාසි
Pineapple
ananás
Pineapple
Fruit
arumōsam
අරුමෝසම්
Decorative, fancy
armação
Setting, Truss
Daily
avāna
අවාන
Fan
abano
Fan
Daily
avel (aeṭaya)
අවෙල්
hazel (nut)
avelã
hazelnut
Food
asēnti
අසේන්ති
Absent
ausente
Absent
Daily
asnu
අස්නු
Rude
asno
Ass
Daily
bankōtiya
බංකෝතිය
Banquet
banqueta
Banquet
Daily
bolot
බොලොත්
Acorn
bolota
Acorn
Daily
bāldiya
බාල්දිය
Bucket
balde
Bucket
Daily
bambuva
බම්බුව
Bamboo, 'bullcrap'
bambu
Bamboo
Daily
bankalot
බංකලොත්
Bankruptcy
bancarrota
Bankruptcy
Daily
baṃkuva
බංකුව
Bench
banco
Bench
Daily
bandēsiya
බන්දේසිය
Tray
bandeja
Tray
Daily
bastama
බස්තම
Walking stick
bastão
Stick
Daily
bāsu
බාසු
Dim
baço
Dim
Daily
battala
බත්තල
Lighter
batelão
Lighter
Daily
බයිලා
Portuguese-influenced Sri Lankan music
baila
3rd person present conjugation of "bailar" meaning "to dance"
Music
bayinettuva
බයිනෙත්තුව
Bayonet
baioneta
Bayonet
Military
bēbaddā, bebeyā
බේබද්දා
Drunkard
bêbado
Drunkard
Daily
bīraluva
බිරළුව
Bobbin
bilro
Bobbin
Daily
bispuvā
බිස්පුවා
Bishop
bispo
Drunkard
Daily
bōnikkā
බෝනික්කා
Doll
boneca
Doll
Daily
bora
බොර
Dreg
borra
Dreg
Daily
bōrdaya
බෝර්දය
Border
borda
Brim, Border
Daily
bostāduva
බොස්තාදුව
Slap
bofetada


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