abrigar

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abrigare (to cover, shelter), from a- + brigare, from Frankish *birīhan (to cover, protect), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *wrīhaną (to cover, clothe), from Proto-Indo-European *werk'-, *werg'- (to twist, weave, tie together). Cognate with Old High German birīhan (to cover), Old English bewrēon (to cover, enwrap, protect).

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abrigar (first-person singular present abrigo, past participle abrigat)

  1. to wrap up, to cover
  2. to keep warm
  3. to shelter

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Portuguese[edit]

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abrigar (first-person singular present indicative abrigo, past participle abrigado)

  1. (transitive) harbour (provide refuge for)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abrigare (to cover, shelter), from a- + brigare, from Frankish *birīhan (to cover, protect), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *wrīhaną (to cover, clothe), from Proto-Indo-European *werk'-, *werg'- (to twist, weave, tie together). Cognate with Old High German birīhan (to cover), Old English bewrēon (to cover, enwrap, protect).

Late Latin abrigare may have also been crossed with Frankish *bergan (to take care of, protect, hide), from Proto-Germanic *berganą (to care for), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- (to take care), due to similarity in form and meaning[1]. If so, this would relate the word also to Old High German bergan (German bergen, to shelter), and Old English beorgan (to save, preserve). More at borrow.

Another theory is Latin apricāre, present active infinitive of apricō (warm in the sun), from apricus (sunny) [2]

Verb[edit]

abrigar (first-person singular present abrigo, first-person singular preterite abrigué, past participle abrigado)

  1. to wrap up, to warm
    Estas mantas abrigan mucho - "These blankets are very warm"
  2. to cover
  3. to shelter, to protect
    La pared me abrigaba de la lluvia - "The wall protected me from the rain"

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  1. ^ Diez, An etymological dictionary of the Romance languages; chiefly from the German, "Abrigo."
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