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
    Antonym: dereito
  2. (politics) left, left-wing
    Antonym: dereito
  3. left-handed
    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, 2006-2016.
  • 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]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Toward the left side; left-hand; left.
  2. (politics) Pertaining to the political left; left-wing; left.

Inflection[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: skerda
  • Kabuverdianu: skérda