braza

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Galician[edit]

16h century Galician inscription, Saint Mary's church, Pontevedra: Aqui mandou fazer Juan de Celis e su muger duas braças de parede ("Here Xoan of Celis and his wife ordered to build two fathoms of wall")

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese braça, from Latin brachia, bracchia, plural of bracchium. Compare Portuguese braça, Spanish braza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɾaθa̝/, (western) /ˈbɾasa̝/

Noun[edit]

braza m (plural brazas)

  1. fathom (measure of length)

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish braça, from Latin brachia, bracchia, plural of bracchium. Compare Portuguese braça, Italian braccia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bra‧za
  • Rhymes: -aθa

Noun[edit]

braza f (plural brazas)

  1. breaststroke
  2. (measure) fathom About 1.67 metres. Twice a vara

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