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What does the word adjetivou mean?

Here is part of the sentence it is used in: O poeta italiano Giosuè Carducci foi quem, em 1860, adjetivou o estilo da época dos Seiscentos,

I cannot find this word in any Portuguese dictionary or translators that I have.

For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Hello!

    Adjetivar means give qualities. Adjetivou: deu as características referentes à época mencionada.

    Adjetivar means also to create a new adjective to refer to something.
    "o estilo da época dos Seiscentos" refers to the years 16xx' style, maybe the Baroque.
    So i guess that it was him who created the word Baroque for that style.

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