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DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

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?

Origin of rev

First recorded in 1900–05; short for revolution

Definition for rev (2 of 3)

rev.

Definition for rev (3 of 3)

Rev.

abbreviation

Bible. Revelation.
Reverend.
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British Dictionary definitions for rev (1 of 3)

rev
/ (rɛv) informal /

noun

revolution per minutethe engine was doing 5000 revs

verb revs, revving or revved

(often foll by up) to increase the speed of revolution of (an engine)

British Dictionary definitions for rev (2 of 3)

rev.

abbreviation for

British Dictionary definitions for rev (3 of 3)

Rev.

abbreviation for

Bible Revelation
Reverend
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