cova

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cova, from Latin cavus.

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Noun[edit]

cova f (plural coves)

  1. cave

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Franco-Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin coda.

Noun[edit]

cova f (plural coves)

  1. tail

Galician[edit]

Cova ("cave") of Eirós, Galicia

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cova (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria). Either from an archaic Latin *covus, Classical cavus,[1] or from Vulgar Latin covus (hollow of the hand),[2] or from a substrate; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos (cavity). Cognate with Portuguese cova and Spanish cueva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cova f (plural covas)

  1. cave; cavern; grotto
    Synonyms: cafurna, caverna, covo, espenuca, furna, gruta, pala
  2. grave
    • 1775, María Francisca Isla y Losada, Romance:
      Anque à prea non hègrande
      si ca si, ò sacristan
      disque à pestàna do figado
      se lle hiba alegrando já.
      Ô cont'hè, si enturra n'eso
      Deus me libre das suas más,
      que'anque eu non queira, na Coba
      de chantarme heche capàz.
      Although the booty is not large,
      anyhow, the sacristan's
      liver's eyes, reportedly,
      were shinning bright.
      The issue is, if he persists,
      God save me from his hands,
      that even if I don't want, in the grave
      he is capable of thrusting me
    Synonyms: burata, tumba
  3. cave or hole in a surface
    Synonym: coviña
  4. den
    Synonyms: tobo, toco

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Adjective[edit]

cova

  1. feminine singular of covo

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References[edit]

  • cova” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cova” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cova” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cova” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cova” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “cueva”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “gavilla”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cova f (plural cove)

  1. brooding

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Verb[edit]

cova

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cova, from Vulgar Latin *cova, from covus, alternative form of Latin cavus, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos (cavity). Compare Spanish cueva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cova f (plural covas)

  1. hole, hollow, cavity
  2. cavern
  3. grave.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cova

  1. feminine singular of covo