espita

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Gothic *𐍃𐍀𐌹𐍄𐌿𐍃 (*spitus),[1] from Proto-Germanic *spitō (rod); alternatively from a Gothic or Suevic form derived from Proto-Germanic *speutą (spear).[2] Cognate with Portuguese espeto and Spanish espeto. Confer also English spit and Swedish spett.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espita m (plural espitas)

  1. large nail
  2. large needle
  3. awl
  4. spiked rod used for the recollection of razor clams
  5. spigot

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References[edit]

  • espita” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • espita” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • espita” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. espeto.
  2. ^ Rivas Quintas, Eligio (2015). Dicionario etimolóxico da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo. ISBN 978-84-8408-374-0, s.v. espeto.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌹𐍄𐌿𐍃 (spitus, spit), from Proto-Germanic *spituz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈpita/, [esˈpit̪a]

Noun[edit]

espita f (plural espitas)

  1. spigot
  2. spile

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