Refers to a noble or person of noble lineage. The word derives from the expression filho de algo (son of something), which came into common usage during the 13th century in Portugal, with an equivalent in neighboring Spain. Eventually, the word became synonymous with "noble" and implied possession of "wealth." Entry into the class of fidalgos was highly desirable, and service in the overseas empire after 1415 could provide the impetus for such social mobility.

Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. . 2014.

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