castaña

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See also: castana, Castana, and castană

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castanea.

Noun[edit]

castaña f (plural castañes)

  1. chestnut (nut of the chestnut tree)

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Galician[edit]

Castañas ("chestnuts")

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese castanna, from Latin castanea, from Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastáneia).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castaña f (plural castañas)

  1. chestnut
    • 1418, Manuel Lucas Álvarez & Pedro Lucas Domínguez (eds.), El priorato benedictino de San Vicenzo de Pombeiro y su colección diplomática en la Edad Media. Sada / A Coruña: Ediciós do Castro, page 148:
      seys teegas de castanas secas et linpas et escolleytas dos cascõõs et do podre
      six measures of dry and clean chesnuts, free of dried ones and of rotten ones

Adjective[edit]

castaña f sg

  1. feminine singular of castaño

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish castanna, from Latin castanea, from Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastáneia).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kasˈtaɲa/, [kasˈt̪aɲa]

Noun[edit]

castaña f (plural castañas)

  1. chestnut
  2. (colloquial) strike, wallop (hard hit)
  3. bun, chignon (haircut)
  4. (colloquial) drunkenness
  5. (colloquial) yawn (boring thing)
  6. (colloquial) piece of junk
  7. (colloquial) year (used in talking about ages)
    Tiene 40 castañas
    He's 40 (years old)

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Descendants[edit]
  • Spanish: castañeta
    • English: castanet
  • Cebuano: kastanyas (from the plural)
  • Tagalog: kastanyas (from the plural)

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Adjective[edit]

castaña

  1. feminine singular of castaño

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