aduela

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French douelle, diminutive of douve / doue, from Latin doga (vessel). Compare Galician doela, Spanish duela.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɐˈdwɛlɐ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧du‧e‧la

Noun[edit]

aduela f (plural aduelas)

  1. stave (of barrels, casks, etc.)
  2. (architecture) voussoir (one of a series of wedge-shaped bricks forming an arch or vault)