caber

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caber (plural cabers)

  1. A long, thick log held upright at one end and tossed in the Highland games.

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caber

  1. Alternative form of cabre.

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō (I take in, contain)

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caber (first-person singular present caibo, first-person singular preterite couben, past participle cabido)

  1. to fit (in something).
  2. to hold or contain; to be capable of containing.
  3. first-person singular personal infinitive of caber
  4. third-person singular personal infinitive of caber

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Occitan[edit]

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From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō (I take in, contain)

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caber

  1. to fit (in)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō (I take in, contain).

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caber (first-person singular present indicative caibo, past participle cabido)

  1. (of clothing) to fit (to be of a size so as to cover the body leaving relatively little space between the clothing and the body)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capere, present active infinitive of capiō (I take in, contain), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyé-, from the root *keh₂p- (to seize).

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caber (first-person singular present quepo, first-person singular preterite cupe, past participle cabido)

  1. (transitive) To fit, enter (in something, no matter if space or volume is left)
    Quise tomar prestados los pantalones de mi hermana pequeña, pero no me cabían.-I wanted to borrow my little sister's trousers, but they didn't fit.
  2. (transitive) To traverse, pass through or across (a way, path, door, hole, opening, mouth, orifice, etc., no matter if space is left)
  3. (transitive) To be held or contained; to be capable of being contained (in something) or passed through (no matter if space or volume is left)
  4. (transitive) to have, hold
    No os quepa duda...
    Make no mistake about it...
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To be acceptable, accepted, permitted, permissible, allowable, etc.

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  • When something or somebody fits, in strict sense, into something, usually adverb justo, justamente or apenas is added.
  • Always implies an active sense, i.d., subject always practices the action of this verb, in spite of some translations to English have a passive form.

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