espiga

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See also: espigá

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spīca (spike).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigues)

  1. spike (ear of grain)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spīca (spike).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigues)

  1. spike (ear of grain)

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Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese espiga (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin spīca (spike).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigas)

  1. spike (ear of grain)
  2. part of the axis that protrudes past the wheel
    Synonym: espigo

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

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

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan espiga, from Latin spīca.

Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigas)

  1. (Languedoc) spike (ear of grain)

Old Portuguese[edit]

espigas de triigo

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spīca (spike), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *spheh₁y- (sharp, sharp stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigas)

  1. (botany) spike (ear of grain)

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: espiga
  • Portuguese: espiga

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese espiga, from Latin spīca (spike), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *spheh₁y- (sharp, sharp stick). Cognate with Galician espiga, Spanish espiga, Catalan espiga, Occitan espic, French épi, Italian spiga and Romanian spic.

espigas de trigo

Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigas)

  1. (botany) spike (ear of grain)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

espiga

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

Further reading[edit]

  • espiga” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

espiga

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish espiga, from Latin spīca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈpiɡa/, [esˈpiɣa]
  • Hyphenation: es‧pi‧ga

Noun[edit]

espiga f (plural espigas)

  1. (botany) spike (ear of grain)
  2. dowel

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Further reading[edit]