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hórreo; note the curuto

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Attested since the 12th century, in Latin charters. Probably from a substrate language; compare Proto-Celtic *kruttos (round object): Welsh crwth (hump, hunch).


  • IPA(key): /kuˈɾuto̝/, /ˈkɾuto̝/


curuto m (plural curutos)

  1. top of a conical structure, heap or mountain
    Synonyms: bico, curucho, picouto
  2. top or crown of the head
    Synonyms: coroa, croca, curucho
  3. (by extension) top or highest point of any standing object or structure
    Synonyms: cume, cumio
  4. tassel (the panicle on a male plant of maize)

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