esquerdo

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 13th century. Either from Basque ezker (left), or both from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia. Compare Spanish izquierdo and Catalan esquerra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

esquerdo m (feminine singular esquerda, masculine plural esquerdos, feminine plural esquerdas)

  1. left, left-hand
    Synonym: seistro
    Antonym: dereito
  2. (politics) left, left-wing
    Antonym: dereito
  3. left-handed
    Synonyms: seistro, coxeno, curdo
    Antonym: destro

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • esquerdo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • esquerdo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • esquerdo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • esquerdo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Basque ezker (left), or both from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia. Compare Spanish izquierdo and Catalan esquerra.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: es‧quer‧do

Adjective[edit]

esquerdo (feminine esquerda, masculine plural esquerdos, feminine plural esquerdas, comparable, comparative mais esquerdo, superlative o mais esquerdo or esquerdíssimo)

  1. left; left-hand; on or towards the left side
    Synonym: sestro
    Antonym: direito
  2. (politics, rare) Synonym of esquerdista

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