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Antenor de Veras Nascentes (1886–1972) was a Brazilian philologist, etymologist, and lexicographer. He wrote the first etymological dictionary of Brazil. [1] He also had an interest in dialect and experimental phonetics. [2] He did analysis of popular speech in Rio de Janeiro in 1922. [3] In 1962 he won the Prêmio Machado de Assis. [4]

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  4. Jornal de Letras, pg 10 (PDF)