costa

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See also: Costa, cósta, costá, costà, costâ, and cô ta

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin costa (cognate with coast).

Noun[edit]

costa (plural costas or costae)

  1. (anatomy) A rib.
  2. (biology) A riblike part of a plant or animal, such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein or the margin of an insect wing.
    1. (entomology) The vein forming the leading edge of most insect wings.

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  • (vein of insect wing): C

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin costa, possibly through the intermediate of another language; compare Spanish costa, Galician costa. Doublet of cuesta.

Noun[edit]

costa f (plural costes)

  1. shore (land adjoining a large body of water)

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Latin costa, from Proto-Indo-European *kost-.

Noun[edit]

costa f (plural costes)

  1. coast
  2. slope
  3. rib
  4. the underside of an insect's wing

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

costa

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of costar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of costar

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Galician[edit]

A costa da costa ("a slope by the coast")

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese costa, from Latin costa, from Proto-Indo-European *kost-.

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Noun[edit]

costa m (plural costas)

  1. side; flank
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé, Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 119:
      ffazese nas costas do Cauallo hũa door que faz jnchaço grande et geerase daquel jnchaço carnes podres, et esto ven da sella que he maa ou do gran carrego que o preme moito, et aas vezes dura moito este jnchaço, fazese ende hũa peça de carne poçoenta que chega aos osos et sal vinino ou agooa.
      There appear in the sides of the horse an ache that produces a large swelling and that swelling creates rotten flesh, and this is because of the saddle, that is of poor quality, or from the large load that presses much, and sometimes this swelling last a long time; it then appears a piece of venomous flesh that reaches the bones and pus or water comes out
  2. slope
  3. coast
  4. (anatomy, in the plural) ribs
    Dóenme as costas.
    My ribs hurt.

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References[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin costa, from Proto-Indo-European *kost-. Cognate with French côte, Romanian coastă, and Spanish cuesta.

Noun[edit]

costa f (plural coste)

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  1. Meanings related to the literal sense:
    1. (anatomy, uncommon) rib
      Synonym: costola
    2. (anatomy, by extension, archaic) flank, side
      Synonym: fianco
    3. (by extension, archaic) side, part
      Synonyms: lato, parte
    4. (Rome) A cut of meat.
  2. Synonym of costola:
    1. spine (of a book)
      Synonym: dorso
    2. The blunt edge of a blade.
      Synonym: dorso
    3. (botany) rib, vein
      Synonym: nervatura
    4. (architecture) rib
    5. (nautical) rib
      Synonym: corba
  3. The side of a height.
    1. slope (of a mountain)
    2. A road going up the side of a hill.
    3. (in the plural) Pastures along the slope of a mountain.
  4. coast, shoreline
  5. welt (of fabric)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

costa

  1. inflection of costare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  • costa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Ladin[edit]

Verb[edit]

costa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of coster
  2. third-person plural present indicative of coster
  3. second-person singular imperative of coster

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kost- (compare Old Church Slavonic кость (kostĭ), Middle Persian [Term?] (kust) ); compare *h₃ost-, whence os (bone).

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Noun[edit]

costa f (genitive costae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a rib
  2. a side, a wall
    Costae navium.
    The sides of ships.
    Costae aheni.
    The sides of a cauldron.
    Tergora diripere costis.
    To tear off the skin.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative costa costae
Genitive costae costārum
Dative costae costīs
Accusative costam costās
Ablative costā costīs
Vocative costa costae

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Portuguese[edit]

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costa

Etymology[edit]

From Latin costa (side, rib), in later and Medieval Latin coming to mean "edge" or "coast". Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kost-.

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Noun[edit]

costa f (plural costas)

  1. coast (shoreline)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian costare, from Latin constāre, present active infinitive of constō. Doublet of the inherited (now archaic) custa.

Verb[edit]

a costa (third-person singular present costă, past participle costat1st conj.

  1. to cost
    Synonym: prețui

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkosta/, [ˈkost̪a]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Galician costa or Catalan costa. Compare also the inherited Spanish doublet cuesta.

Noun[edit]

costa f (plural costas)

  1. coast, shore, coastline, shoreline
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Etymology 2[edit]

From costar (to cost).

Noun[edit]

costa f (plural costas)

  1. (in certain expressions) expense, costs
    vivir a costa deto live on the expense of
    a toda costaat all costs
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