buscar

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Asturian[edit]

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buscar (first-person singular indicative present busco, past participle buscáu)

  1. to search, look for

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish buscar, which is of unknown origin in that language.

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buscar (first-person singular present busco, past participle buscat)

  1. to seek, to search for, to look for

Conjugation[edit]

as cantar, except that the c of the radical becomes qu before e or i in the ending

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese buscar of unknown origin; perhaps from the same origin of bosque (forest). Alternatively, possibly from Proto-Celtic *bud-skō (win, conquer), related to Proto-Celtic *boudi- (victory).[1]

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buscar (first-person singular present busco, first-person singular preterite busquei, past participle buscado)

  1. to search for; to look for
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Versión gallega del Códice latino del siglo XII atribuido al papa Calisto I. Madrid: C.S.I.C., page 86:
      Et moytos de caualo et de pee buscarono por los mõtes quatro dias et nũca o poderõ achar.
      And many riders and peons looked for him in the mountains for four days, but they cound't find him
    Synonym: procurar
  2. to procure
    Synonym: procurar
  3. to fetch, to pick up
    • c1350, K. M. Parker (ed.), Historia Troyana. Santiago: Instituto Sarmiento, page 30:
      Et çercou et escodrinou as terras et as rribeyras et os mõtes que disemos, buscando et colendo as eruas que avia menester.
      He researched and scrutinized the lands and the shores and the mountains that we mentioned, fetching and collecting the plants he needed
    • 1371, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Fueros municipales de Santiago y de su tierra. Madrid: Ediciones Castilla, page 434:
      Et demays foron buscar todos los outros coengos et personas que eran enna villa a suas casas, et por forza trouxeron a o cardeal dom Alfonso Perez, et a o cardeal dom Alfonso Gonzalez, o qual Alfonso Gonzalez sacaron da capela de San Johan apostollo onde estaba, et o boo coengo Rodrigo Rodriguez por que foron a sua casa; et trouxeronnos por força et contra suas voontades et enssarraronnos con os outros enno dito thesouro.
      they went to fetch every other canon and person that were in town at their houses; forcibly they brought cardinal Don Afonso Pérez, and cardinal Don Afonso González, who was removed from the chapel of Saint John the Apostle, where he was, and the good canon Rodrigo Rodríguez, for whom they went to his house; and they brought them forcibly and against each one's will and they locked them inside the treasury room
    Synonym: recoller

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References[edit]

  • buscar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • buscar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • buscar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • buscar” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • buscar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. buscar.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese buscar of unknown origin, possibly cognate with bosque, cognate with Italian buscare and Spanish buscar. Or possibly from Celtic; compare Gaulish *boudi- ("victory, gain"), Old Irish búaid (victory) and Welsh budd (gain), all from Proto-Indo-European *bhudh-skō (win, gain).

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buscar (first-person singular present indicative busco, past participle buscado)

  1. to search for
  2. to fetch, to pick up
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 127:
      Está vindo alguém buscar você. Olhe.
      Someone is going to pick you up. Look.

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:buscar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, possibly cognate with bosque, cognate with Italian Italian buscare and Portuguese Portuguese buscar. Or possibly from a Celtic language; compare Gaulish *boudi- ("victory, gain"), Old Irish búaid (victory) and Welsh budd (gain), all from Proto-Indo-European *bhudh-skō (win, gain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /busˈkaɾ/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

buscar (first-person singular present busco, first-person singular preterite busqué, past participle buscado)

  1. to seek, search for, look for, try to find
  2. to fetch, get, pick up
    Synonym: recoger

Conjugation[edit]

  • c becomes qu before e.

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