arroaz

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Galician[edit]

Arroaz

Etymology[edit]

Either from roer (to gnaw) +‎ -az, or from rabaz (lobo rabaz, "European lynx") from Latin rapāx (rapacious). Cognate with Portuguese roaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aroˈaθ/, (western) /aroˈas/

Noun[edit]

arroaz m (plural arroaces)

  1. bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    Synonyms: boto, bufa
  2. by extension, any dolphin
    Synonym: golfiño

References[edit]

  • roaz” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • arroaz” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • arroaz” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • arroaz” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.