barreira

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Barro (mud, clay) +‎ -eiro.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barreira f (plural barreiras)

  1. slough (muddy area)
  2. clay pit (quarry where clay is extracted)
  3. cliff, drop, ravine
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Barra (bar) +‎ -eiro.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barreira f (plural barreiras)

  1. barrier, barricade
  2. hurdle, fence, parapet

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  • barreira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • barreira” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • barreira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • barreira” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • barreira” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese barreira, from barra +‎ -eira.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barreira f (plural barreiras)

  1. barrier.
  2. hurdle.