áncora

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Galician[edit]

áncora ("anchor")

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese ancora (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin ancora, a probable borrowing from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ánkura). Cognate with Portuguese âncora, Spanish ancla.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

áncora f (plural áncoras)

  1. (nautical) anchor
    • 1433, Ángel Rodríguez González & José Armas Castro (eds.), Minutario notarial de Pontevedra (1433-1435). Santiago de Compostela: Consello da Cultura Galega, page 53:
      con estes aparellos seguintes, conven a saber: tres ancoras et hũu arpeo de ferro con seus eixos et hũa gindaresa de fio de canavo
      with the following gear, that is: three anchors and one grappling hook of iron, with their windlasses, and a hawser made of hemp

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References[edit]

  • ancora” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • ancora” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • ancora” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • áncora” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • áncora” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ancora. Doublet of ancla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈankoɾa/, [ˈãŋ.ko.ɾa]

Noun[edit]

áncora f (plural áncoras)

  1. (nautical) anchor
    Synonym: ancla

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine noun áncora is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el áncora
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

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