eira

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See also: -eira and Eira

Galician[edit]

Eira da Ermida: a group of garners built by an old threshing floor

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ārea (threshing floor, open space). Cognate with Portuguese eira, Spanish era, Catalan era, Occitan ièra, French aire, Italian aia and Romanian arie. Doublet of área, borrowed from the same Latin word.

Noun[edit]

eira f (plural eiras)

  1. threshing floor (a yard, usually paved, used as a clean and even surface for threshing cereals)

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References[edit]

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

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

eira

  1. wild cat

Portuguese[edit]

eira
eira (Eira barbara)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese eira (threshing floor), from Latin ārea (threshing floor, open space). Cognate to Galician eira, Spanish era, Catalan era, Occitan ièra, French aire, Italian aia and Romanian arie. Doublet of área, borrowed from the same Latin word.

Noun[edit]

eira f (plural eiras)

  1. threshing floor
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Guaraní eira.

Noun[edit]

eira f (plural eiras)

  1. tayra (Eira barbara)
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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *ėrɣ (snow) (compare Cornish ergh, Breton erc’h), from Proto-Celtic *argyos (white), from the same stem as *argantom (silver) (compare Old Irish argat (silver), Welsh arian (silver).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eira m (uncountable)

  1. snow

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
eira unchanged unchanged heira
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.