carraca

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Attested, in Galician, since the 14th century. Compare French caraque, Italian caracca.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carraca f (plural carracas)

  1. (historical, navigation) carrack
    Synonym: nao
  2. (figured) old useless thing
  3. rattle

References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

carraca f (plural carracas)

  1. (music) football rattle
    Synonym: matraca
  2. carrack
  3. wrench
  4. roller (any of the birds in the family Coraciidae)
  5. banger (old vehicle)