caer

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Asturian[edit]

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caer

  1. Alternative form of cayer

Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese caer, from Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō, from Proto-Italic *kadō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱh₂d- (to fall). Cognate with Portuguese cair and Spanish caer.

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caer (first-person singular present caio, first-person singular preterite caín, past participle caído)

  1. (intransitive) to fall, fall off, fall down
  2. (of a time) to fall on; to occur
  3. to fall; to decline; to collapse
  4. to fall; to die in battle

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō, from Proto-Italic *kadō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱh₂d- (to fall). Cognate with Portuguese cair.

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caer (first-person singular present caigo, first-person singular preterite caí, past participle caído)

  1. (intransitive, reflexive) to fall (to move to a lower position due to gravity)
  2. (intransitive) to fall (to come down, to drop, to descend)
    La lluvia cae más fuerte que antes.The rain is falling heavier than before.
  3. (intransitive, reflexive) to fall down, to collapse (to fall to the ground)
  4. (intransitive, reflexive) to fall out (to come out of something by falling)
    El pelo dañado puede caerse.Damaged hair can fall out.
  5. (intransitive) to fall into, to fall for; to be ensnared by
    caer en la trampato fall in the trap
  6. (intransitive) to fall into (to enter a negative state)
  7. (intransitive) to fall, to collapse (to be overthrown or defeated)
    El imperio romano cayó poco a poco.The Roman Empire fell little by little.
  8. (intransitive) to get (to understand)
    No caigo.I don't get it.
  9. (intransitive) to be granted or awarded
    Le cayó una multa.She got fined.
  10. (intransitive) to fall under (to belong to for purposes of categorization)
  11. (intransitive) to fall on (to occur on a particular day)

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Welsh[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kagrom (compare Cornish ker (fort, camp (earthwork), hillfort)), from *kagyom (enclosure, fence), from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰ-. More at cae.

Noun[edit]

caer f (plural caerau or caeroedd)

  1. fort, fortress, enclosed stronghold, castle, fortress, citadel, fortified town or city
  2. wall, rampart, bulwark
  3. twill
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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Verb[edit]

caer

  1. (literary) impersonal imperative of cael

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
caer gaer nghaer chaer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “caer”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies