carreira

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Galician[edit]

Corredoira or carreira
11. Carreira ("purlin")

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese carreira, from Late Latin (via) carrāria, from Latin carrus, from Gaulish karros, from Proto-Indo-European *kr̥s-o-, from *k̑ers- (to run).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carreira f (plural carreiras)

  1. way; a path or traditional road, usually large enough for a cart
    • c1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: IEOPF, page 150:
      por que o curaçõ do ome anda sempre bolindo et pensando arte ata que ache carreyra per hu possa conprir aquelo que a sabor
      because the heart of man is always working and researching until it finds a way to accomplish what it longs for
    Synonyms: corredoira
  2. career (one's profession)
  3. degree in higher education
  4. race
  5. run (line of stitches that has come undone)
  6. part or parting (hair)
  7. purlin
  8. row
  9. trail

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References[edit]

  • carreira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • carreira” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • carreira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese carreira, from Late Latin (via) carrāria, from Latin carrus, from Gaulish karros, from Proto-Indo-European *kr̥s-o-, from *k̑ers- (to run).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carreira f (plural carreiras)

  1. a path or trail, particularly one which had to be opened
  2. the trail(s) left by a moving vehicle
  3. career (one's profession)
  4. a cocaine line

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