agoiro

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

13th century. From Old Portuguese agoiro, from Vulgar Latin *agurium, from Latin augurium. Cognate with Portuguese agoiro and Spanish agüero.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

agoiro m (plural agoiros)

  1. omen, presage
    • 1370, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. Introducción e texto. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 247:
      ¿Jdes catar agoyro hu nõ jaz senõ mẽtira?
      Are you going to search for an omen where there is nothing but lies?
  2. jinx (person or thing supposed to bring bad luck)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • agoiro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • agoyr” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • agoiro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



Old Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

agoiro m

  1. Alternative form of agoyro

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese agoiro, agoyro, from Vulgar Latin *agurium, from Latin augurium. Cognate with Galician agoiro and Spanish agüero.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

agoiro m (plural agoiros)

  1. omen, prophecy

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in the context of predicting bad events.

Derived terms[edit]