enxame

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese eixame (Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin exāmen. Cognate with Portuguese enxame, Spanish enjambre, Catalan eixam, Occitan eissam, French essaim and Italian sciame.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enxame m (plural enxames)

  1. swarm
  2. beehive
    • 1411, M. Mar Graña Cid (ed.), Las órdenes mendicantes en el obispado de Mondoñedo. El convento de san Martín de Villaoriente (1374-1500), page 260:
      Item mando a iglesia de (...) hun eyxame que seia para o lume
      Item, I grant to the church of (...) a beehive, for the light

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • eixame” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • eixame” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • enxame” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • enxame” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • enxame” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese eixame, from Latin exāmen.

Cognate with Galician enxame, Spanish enjambre, Catalan eixam, Occitan eissam, French essaim and Italian sciame.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enxame m (plural enxames)

  1. swarm

Derived terms[edit]