abafar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested: 15th century. From a- +‎ bafo +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abafar (first-person singular present abafo, first-person singular preterite abafei, past participle abafado)

  1. (transitive, cooking) to steam
  2. (transitive) to steam, to fog
    Synonyms: apanar, embazar, toldar
  3. (transitive) to suffocate
    Synonyms: acorar, afogar, sufocar
  4. (transitive) to bother, to importune
    Synonyms: acosar, molestar
  5. (intransitive) to stink
  6. (intransitive) to suffocate, to choke
    Abre a fiestra que vou abafar!Open the window or I'm going to suffocate!
  7. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to suffocate, to choke
  8. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to steam up, to fog up

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • abaf” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • abafar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • abafar” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • abafar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Ladino[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ bafo +‎ -ar

Verb[edit]

abafar (Latin spelling)

  1. (cooking) to steam
  2. to suffocate, to choke
  3. to put out (a fire) by suffocation
  4. to cover (a sound) or mask (the noise)

Synonyms[edit]

  1. atabafar

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ bafo +‎ -ar

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐbɐˈfaɾ/, [ɐβɐˈfaɾ]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba‧far

Verb[edit]

abafar (first-person singular present indicative abafo, past participle abafado)

  1. (transitive) to suffocate
  2. (transitive) to interrupt
  3. (transitive, informal) to ignore someone's mistakes

Conjugation[edit]