britar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese britar, from Old English brittian or from a cognate of it in Suevic or Gothic, from Proto-Germanic *brutōjanan (to chop, to fragment), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewd- (to break).

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britar (first-person singular present brito, first-person singular preterite britei, past participle britado)

  1. to break up (a plot, preparing it for later being sown)
    • 1253, Miguel Romaní (ed.), Colección diplomática de Santa María de Oseira, p. 662:
      vendo totis montis (quoos) vos britastis et ficarum pur britar, et os novos qui inde levastis
      I sell to you all the lands that you broke up and those that are still pending, and the new products that you have already taken away
    • 1999, Anxo Angueira, Pensa Nao, Vigo: Xerais:
      Agora queren campías, britan montes para prados
      Now they want grassland, and they break up the lands into prairies
  2. to furrow
  3. (dated) to brit, to destroy, to crush
    • 1262, Clarinda de Azevedo Maia (ed.)História do galego-português. Coimbra: I.N.I.C., p. 45.
      aſi que ſe algẽ de noſſa parte ou da eſtraya uẽér a britar ou a contradizer eſta noſa uẽzõ que per noſo prazer é feyta, ſeya maldito de Deus
      So if anyone, from our side or from another, would come to break or contradict this our selling, which is voluntarily done, they shall be damned by God

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References[edit]

  • britar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • britar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • britar” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>



Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

britar m

  1. plural indefinite of brite

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese britar, from Old English brittian, or from Gothic or Suevic.

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britar (first-person singular present indicative brito, past participle britado)

  1. to brit (to break into pieces)
  2. to injure (to cause physical harm)
  3. to destroy; to crush
  4. (historical) to decrease a coin’s weight without decreasing its value

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