in principio

[ in prin-ki-pi-aw; English in-prin-sip-ee-oh ]
/ ɪn prɪnˈkɪ pɪ ɔ; English ɪn prɪnˈsɪp iˌoʊ /

adverb Latin.

at or in the beginning; at first.

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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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