choer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese choyr (attested in the 13th-century Galician Cantigas de Santa Maria; compare also archaic Portuguese chouver), from Latin claudere, present active infinitive of claudō (enclose), from Proto-Italic *klaudō, from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u- (key, hook, nail).

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Verb[edit]

choer (first-person singular present choio, first-person singular preterite choín, past participle choído)

  1. (transitive) to enclose a terrain
    • 1394, Alexandra Cabana Outeiro (ed.), O Tombo H da catedral de Santiago. Documentos anteriores a 1397. Valga: Concello de Valga, page 88:
      E outrosý auedes de cauar e escauar e rrodrigar e podar e choer e valar as ditas viñas
      And also you should dig, excavate, stake, prune, enclose, hurdle the aforementioned vineyard
    • 1438, Manuel Lucas Alvarez & María José Justo Martín (eds.), Fontes documentais da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Pergameos da serie Bens do Arquivo Histórico Universitario (Anos 1237-1537). Santiago: Consello da Cultura Galega. page 398:
      eu o dito Juan Afonso podey et choyn et fiz cauar o dito baçelo de viña
      I, the aforementioned Xoan Afonso, pruned, enclosed and ordered to dig the mentioned new vineyard
  2. (transitive) to enclose the cattle
  3. (transitive, dated) to close, to lock
    • 1820, anonymous, Tertulia en la Quintana, page 123:
      o tal libreiro ¡miña xoia! fuxeu, e deixou choídas as portas da súa casa
      this bookseller, the poor man!, he fled and left the doors of his house closed

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References[edit]

  • choer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • choyr” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • choer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • choer” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • choer” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.