espreitar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Obscure. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese espreitar, itself perhaps from Old Occitan espleitar (to exploit), or either from Latin spectāre (to observe)[1][2], or more likely explicitare.

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espreitar (first-person singular present espreito, first-person singular preterite espreitei, past participle espreitado)

  1. (transitive) to peek at, to peer, to skulk
  2. (intransitive) to lurk

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “plazo”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN
  2. ^ Rivas Quintas, Eligio (2015). Dicionario etimolóxico da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo. →ISBN, s.v. espreitar.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese espreitar, probably from Latin explicitāre, frequentative of explicāre.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /(i)ʃ.pɾɐjˈtaɾ/, [(i)ʃ.pɾɐjˈtaɾ]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /(i)ʃ.pɾejˈtaɾ/, [(i)ʃ.pɾejˈtaɾ]
    • IPA(key): (Southern Portugal) /(i)ʃ.pɾeˈtaɾ/, [(i)ʃ.pɾeˈtaɾ]

  • Hyphenation: es‧prei‧tar

Verb[edit]

espreitar (first-person singular present indicative espreito, past participle espreitado)

  1. (transitive) to peek at; to peer (to observe while hidden)
  2. (intransitive) to lurk (to move about in hiding)
  3. (transitive) to analyse; to examine (to inspect carefully or critically)
    Synonyms: analisar, examinar, investigar

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