callao

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

callao

  1. neuter singular of calláu

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kalyāwo- (stone), either from a local Celtic substrate or a borrowing from Old French or Old Provençal. Confer French caillou.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

callao m (plural callaos)

  1. river pebble
  2. a middle sized fragment of stone
    • 1905, Antonio López Ferreiro, O niño de pombas, page 5:
      bateu n-unha corredoira en forma de embudo, ancha na entrada, estreita no cabo, no cal a cerraba un valo de terra e callaus
      he ended in a funnelled sunken lane, wide in the entrance, narrow in the other extreme where it was closed by a wall made of earth and stones
  3. a frozen lump of earth

References[edit]

  • callao” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • callao” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • callao” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. callao.