abrigar

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abrigare ‎(to cover, shelter), from a- + brigare, from Frankish *birīhan ‎(to cover, protect), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *wrīhaną ‎(to cover, clothe), from Proto-Indo-European *werk'-, *werg'- ‎(to twist, weave, tie together). Cognate with Old High German birīhan ‎(to cover), Old English bewrēon ‎(to cover, enwrap, protect).

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abrigar ‎(first-person singular present abrigo, past participle abrigat)

  1. to wrap up, to cover
  2. to keep warm
  3. to shelter

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese abrigar, from Latin apricāre, present active infinitive of apricō ‎(warm in the sun), from apricus ‎(sunny).

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abrigar ‎(first-person singular present indicative abrigo, past participle abrigado)

  1. (transitive) harbour (provide refuge for)

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:abrigar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abrigare ‎(to cover, shelter), from a- + brigare, from Frankish *birīhan ‎(to cover, protect), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *wrīhaną ‎(to cover, clothe), from Proto-Indo-European *werk'-, *werg'- ‎(to twist, weave, tie together). Cognate with Old High German birīhan ‎(to cover), Old English bewrēon ‎(to cover, enwrap, protect).

Late Latin abrigare may have also been crossed with Frankish *bergan ‎(to take care of, protect, hide), from Proto-Germanic *berganą ‎(to care for), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- ‎(to take care), due to similarity in form and meaning[1]. If so, this would relate the word also to Old High German bergan ‎(to shelter) (German bergen), and Old English beorgan ‎(to save, preserve). More at borrow.

Another theory is Latin apricāre, present active infinitive of apricō ‎(warm in the sun), from apricus ‎(sunny) [2]

Verb[edit]

abrigar ‎(first-person singular present abrigo, first-person singular preterite abrigué, past participle abrigado)

  1. to wrap up, to warm
    Estas mantas abrigan mucho - "These blankets are very warm"
  2. to cover
  3. to shelter, to protect
    La pared me abrigaba de la lluvia - "The wall protected me from the rain"

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  • Rule: g becomes a gu before e.


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  1. ^ Diez, An etymological dictionary of the Romance languages; chiefly from the German, "Abrigo."
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