abetouro

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese betouro (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from the same origin that Old French butor, from Vulgar Latin *butitaurus, from Latin būtiō (bittern) + taurus (bull), apparently because of its call.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abetouro m (plural abetouros)

  1. bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • betouro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • betouro” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • abetouro” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

abetouro m (plural abetouros)

  1. bittern (bird of the family Ardeidae)