escama

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāma (scale).

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escames)

  1. scale (of a fish)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāma. Doublet of esquama.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escames)

  1. scale (of an animal or insect)
    Synonym: escata
  2. (botany) scale
    Synonym: esquama

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese (the derived form escamar is already attested in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, 13th century), from Latin squāma (scale).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escama m (plural escamas)

  1. scale (of a fish or reptile)
  2. peritoneum
    Synonyms: teaz, touca

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • escama” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • escama” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • escama” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • escama” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • escama” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squāmam, accusative of squāma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escamas)

  1. scale (of a fish or reptile)
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, 56v.
      […] ca alli a una laguna q́ ſe tiene có la. en q́ a unos peces tamannos como un palmo. ¬ no an eſcama níguna.
      […] for in that place there is a pool in which there are large fish, the size of a handspan, and they have no scales whatsoever.

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: escama

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese escama, from Latin squāma (scale).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɐmɐ, (Brazil) -ɐ̃mɐ
  • Hyphenation: es‧ca‧ma

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escamas)

  1. scale (keratin pieces covering the skin of certain animals)

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

escama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of escamar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of escamar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈkama/, [esˈka.ma]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish escama, from Latin squāma. Cognate with English squama and squame.

Noun[edit]

escama f (plural escamas)

  1. scale (of a fish or reptile)
  2. flake (of dead skin)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

escama

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

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