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 bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Definition for sig. (2 of 3)
(in prescriptions) write; mark; label: indicating directions to be written on a package or label for the use of the patient.
Origin of Sig.1
< Latin signā; See signa
Definition for sig. (3 of 3)
let it be written.
Origin of Sig.2
From the Latin word signētur
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British Dictionary definitions for sig. (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sig. (2 of 2)
(in prescriptions) signā
(in prescriptions) signature
Word Origin for Sig.
(sense 1) Latin: sign (senses 3 and 4) Italian: mister
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Medical definitions for sig.
signa (sign; label)
signetur (let it be labeled; let it be signed)
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