esquina

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See also: esquiná

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esquina (attested in the Galician Cantigas de Santa Maria c. 1264) perhaps from Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌽𐌰 (*skina),[1] from Proto-Germanic *skinō (rim, plate). Cognate with French échine (spine of an animal) and English shin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

esquina f (plural esquinas)

  1. corner
    • 1432, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 89:
      estando y Martín Peres de Trella fasendo hua parede á esquina da parede de hua sua casa
      Being there Martin Perez de Trella, who was building a wall next to the corner of the wall of a house that belongs to him
  2. edge

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References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esquina, from Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌽𐌰 (*skina); see also Old High German scina.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: es‧qui‧na

Noun[edit]

esquina f (plural esquinas)

  1. angle (corner where two walls intersect)
    Synonyms: ângulo, canto
  2. corner (of a street)
    A casa faz esquina com a rua RepúblicaThe house is on the corner of rua República.
    Natal está ao virar da esquina.Christmas is around the corner.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌽𐌰 (*skina), from Proto-Germanic *skinō (rim, plate), cognate with French échine (spine of an animal) and English shin. Possibly of IE origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈkina/ [esˈki.na]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: es‧qui‧na

Noun[edit]

esquina f (plural esquinas)

  1. (exterior) corner
  2. (sports) corner

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

esquina

  1. inflection of esquinar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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