escoler

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French escoler,[1] from Latin scholaris, with the semantic evolution: "having knowledge" > "practitioner" > "having supernatural powers".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escoler m (plural escoleres)

  1. (folklore) wizard, sorcerer
    • 1846, anonymous, Carta de Cristobo a seu tío don Alifonso de Santiago:
      os demos tamén berraban chamando por escoleres e por meigas de máis fama qu'os arrigasen da Cruña e os lovasen para Francia
      also the demons were shouting, calling for more famous sorcerers and witches who could uproot them from a Coruña and take them to France
    Synonyms: feiticeiro, mago
  2. (folklore) supernatural being who causes storms and controls the weather
    Synonym: nubeiro

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References[edit]

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

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin scholaris, from Latin schola.

Noun[edit]

escoler m (oblique plural escolers, nominative singular escolers, nominative plural escoler)

  1. school pupil
    • circa 1250, Rutebeuf, De l'Estat du Monde:
      Briefment, tuit clerc, fors escoler,
      Vuelent Avarisce acoler.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: escoler
  • Middle French: escolier