apostar

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Asturian[edit]

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apostar

  1. to bet

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Etymology[edit]

From a derivative of pondre (past participle post), or from a Vulgar Latin *appositāre, from Latin appositus.

Verb[edit]

apostar (first-person singular present aposto, past participle apostat)

  1. (transitive) to post, to station
    • 1960, Joan Perucho, Les històries naturals:
      Forcadell comandaria les dues ales de l'exèrcit, i Llagostera, amb tres batallons de reforç, s'apostaria en el congost de l'Ebre i vigilaria el camí de Tortosa, a fi d'evitar qualsevol sorpresa per part de Nogueras.
      Forcadell would command the two wings of the army and Llagostera, with three batallions of reinforcements, would station himself in the Ebro narrows and keep watch on the Tortosa road in order to avoid any surprise on the part of Nogueras.
  2. (intransitive, takes a reflexive pronoun) to lie in wait
    • 1995, Josep Murgades, Un metge rural:
      Schmar, l'assassí, va apostar-se cap a les nou hores d'un vespre de lluna plena just en aquella cantonada on Wese, la víctima, havia de trencar des del carrer on tenia el seu despatx en direcció al carrer on vivia.
      Schmar, the assassin, lay in wait until nine on a moonlit night just at street corner where Wese, the victim, had to turn off from the street where he had his office toward the street where he lived.
  3. (transitive) to stake, to bet

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese; probably from Vulgar Latin *appositāre, from Latin appositus (appropriate; fit), or from aposta (bet).

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apostar (first-person singular present aposto, first-person singular preterite apostei, past participle apostado)

  1. (archaic) to repair
    Synonyms: arranxar, reparar
  2. (archaic) to prepare
    • 1438, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 123:
      logo todos ordenaron que fesesen as paandeiras o pan do dia, triigo de tres onças, ben apostado e ben linpo e de boa masa
      after this everyone ordered the bakers to make the daily bread, wheat of three ounces, well prepared and very clean and of good dough
    Synonym: preparar
  3. (archaic) to adorn; to beautify
    Synonym: ornar
  4. to dispose (to distribute and put in place)
  5. to gut and clean fish for its preservation
  6. to bet (to make a guess about the outcome of an event)
  7. to bet (be quite certain of something)

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References[edit]

  • apostar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • apost” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • apostar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • apostar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • apostar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aposta (bet) +‎ -ar or from Vulgar Latin *appositāre, from Latin appositus.

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apostar (first-person singular present indicative aposto, past participle apostado)

  1. to bet (to make a guess about the outcome of an event)
  2. to bet (be quite certain of something)
  3. (transitive with em) to invest

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aposˈtaɾ/, [a.posˈt̪aɾ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *appositāre, from Latin appositus.

Verb[edit]

apostar (first-person singular present apuesto, first-person singular preterite aposté, past participle apostado)

  1. (transitive) to bet
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Etymology 2[edit]

From earlier postar, from posta.

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apostar (first-person singular present aposto, first-person singular preterite aposté, past participle apostado)

  1. (transitive) to post (to assign to a station; to set; to place)
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