cantiga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Portuguese

Noun[edit]

cantiga (plural cantigas)

  1. A medieval monophonic song, sometimes religious, characteristic of the Galician-Portuguese lyric.
    • 2007 October 1, Allan Kozinn, “Juilliard’s New Semester Starts With New Music”, New York Times:
      The most immediately engaging work here was Roberto Sierra’s “Güell Concert” (2006). Mr. Sierra uses a medieval Spanish cantiga as the work’s motto, but leaps quickly into modern rhythmic and harmonic complexities.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantiga f (plural cantigas)

  1. song (musical composition with lyrics)

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cantiga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantiga f (plural cantigas)

  1. folk song (song handed down by oral tradition)
  2. cantiga (mediaeval monophonic song)

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