chafariz

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested from the 15th century (as xafariz), from Arabic صِهْرِيج(ṣihrīj), from Middle Persian. Compare Portuguese chafariz, Spanish jaraíz and Catalan safareig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃafaˈɾiθ/, (western) /t͡ʃafaˈɾis/

Noun[edit]

chafariz m (plural chafarices)

  1. fountain (artificial water feature)
    Synonyms: fonte, torno

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic صِهْرِيج(ṣihrīj), from Middle Persian. Compare Galician chafariz, Spanish jaraíz and Catalan safareig (artificial water deposit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chafariz m (plural chafarizes)

  1. fountain (artificial water feature, often ornamental)
    Synonyms: fontanário, fonte

Further reading[edit]