cango

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Galician[edit]

9. cangos ("rafters")

Etymology[edit]

From a a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia *cambica, from Proto-Celtic *kambos (twisted, crooked).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaŋɡo̝/, (western) /ˈkaŋko̝/

Noun[edit]

cango m (plural cangos)

  1. rafter
    • 1455, Ferro Couselo, X. (ed.) A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 303:
      destroiron moytas casas et birtaron moytas tellas, cangos et ripias
      they destroyed many houses and broke many roof tiles, rafters and laths
  2. joist
  3. log, dead branch

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References[edit]

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