esparto

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English[edit]

A pair of esparto sandals found in Granada, Spain, dated between 5200 and 4800 BC.
Esparto on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

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From Spanish esparto, via Latin spartum from Ancient Greek σπάρτον (spárton, rope, cable).

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esparto (uncountable)

  1. Either of two species of perennial grasses used for fibre production, and for making paper:
    1. Stipa tenacissima, of North Africa.
      Synonyms: halfa, esparto grass, halfah grass, needlegrass
    2. Lygeum spartum, of the Mediterranean.
      Synonyms: albardine, esparto grass, cord grass

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spartum (esparto, Spanish broom), from Ancient Greek σπάρτον (spárton, rope, cable).

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esparto m (plural espartos)

  1. esparto (grass)
    • 1433, Ángel Rodríguez González & José Armas Castro (eds.), Minutario notarial de Pontevedra (1433-1435). Santiago de Compostela: Consello da Cultura Galega, page 53:
      hũu estrenque d'esparto novo et hũu estrenque vello d'esparto, et con seu treu que son tres monetas et hũu papafigo et con todos los outros seus aparellos
      a new rope of esparto, and an old rope also of esparto, with its set of sails, composed of three minor sails and a mainsail, with all the additional rigging
  2. scourer

References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈparto/, [esˈpart̪o]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin spartum (esparto, Spanish broom), from Ancient Greek σπάρτον (spárton, rope, cable).

Noun[edit]

esparto m (uncountable)

  1. esparto (grass)
    Synonym: atocha
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Verb[edit]

esparto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of espartar.

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