escribir

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Asturian[edit]

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From Latin scrībere, present active infinitive of scrībō.

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escribir (first-person singular indicative present escribo, past participle escribíu)

  1. to write

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Galician[edit]

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From Old Galician and Old Portuguese escrivir (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin scrībere, present active infinitive of scrībō (I write), from Proto-Italic *skreiβō, from Proto-Indo-European *skreybʰ- (to write). Cognate, among many others, with English shrive.

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escribir (first-person singular present escribo, first-person singular preterite escribín, past participle escribido)

  1. to write

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Sense 1

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish escrivir, from Latin scrībere, present active infinitive of scrībō, from Proto-Italic *skreiβō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreybʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eskɾiˈbiɾ/, [es.kɾiˈβ̞iɾ]

Verb[edit]

escribir (first-person singular present escribo, first-person singular preterite escribí, past participle escrito or (Argentina and Uruguay) escripto)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to write (to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate)
    Escribe todas sus ideas en un cuaderno.
    She writes all her ideas in a notebook.
    ¿Cómo se escribe tu appelido?
    How do you spell your last name?
    (literally, “How is your last name written?”)
    Synonyms: redactar, (Belize) raitiar
  2. (transitive) to write (to be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.))
    Cervantes escribió el Quijote a comienzos del siglo XVII.
    Cervantes wrote Don Quijote at the beginning of the 17th century.
  3. (intransitive) to write (to be an author)
    Después de publicar su primer libro, dejó de escribir.
    After publishing her first book, she stopped writing.
  4. (transitive) to write (to send written information to)
    Luego te escribo un mensaje.
    I'll send you a message later.
    (literally, “I'll write you a message later.”)

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