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Hello
I have studied Spanish and Portuguese.  I understand that garota means girl.  I understand that garrote means to strangle with a rope and stick.  Do the words, garota (Port) and the word garrote (Span) have a common etymology?
Ricardo

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Hi Ricardo!

I am not sure these words are related. Garrote comes from French (garrot - big stick). I am not sure about garota, what I could find say garota comes from Iberic gara (rock, stone, cave) and from this notion became protection extended to children.



Sorry for not being prompt on the answer. I was travelling.

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Erika

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Erika Carvalho

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Portuguese, I can help people in Portuguese Language - my native language, and in questions related to my country related to its costumes, geography and history.

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One year experience as an English teacher in Brazil.

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