esquivo

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Catalan[edit]

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esquivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of esquivar

Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esquivo, perhaps from Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍃 (*skiuhs), from Proto-Germanic *skeuhaz (shy).[1]

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Adjective[edit]

esquivo m (feminine singular esquiva, masculine plural esquivos, feminine plural esquivas)

  1. scarce, miserly
    • 1427, José I. Fernández de Viana y Vieites (ed.), Colección diplomática del monasterio de Santa María de Pantón. Lugo: Diputación, page 187:
      Item mando que me teñan triinta clérigos á miña sepultura et ao ... et mays outros quaesquer clérigos que a elo chegaren, que non sejan esquivos
      Item, I order that they should bring thirty priest to my sepulchre [...] and any other priest brought there; they shouldn't be mean.
  2. asocial
  3. elusive
  4. rude, cruel
    • 1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 191:
      Et tã grande foy aly a batalla et tã esquiua que de mayor nõ poderia ome falar
      So large and crude was the battle [fought] there, that none could say that he had seen any larger one

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References[edit]

  • esquivo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • esquiu” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • esquivo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • esquivo” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. esquivo.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esquivo (cruel), of uncertain origin, possibly from Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍃 (*skiuhs), from Proto-Germanic *skeuhaz (shy).

Adjective[edit]

esquivo m (feminine singular esquiva, masculine plural esquivos, feminine plural esquivas, comparable)

  1. asocial (not sociable)
  2. elusive (evading capture or comprehension)
    • 2014, Jorge Cruz (lyrics), “Moça Esquiva”, in Diabo na Cruz, performed by Diabo na Cruz:
      Roubo um beijo a correr / Toca a enxotar / Agarrar é às escuras / Navegar só à deriva / Ai Jesus, que moça esquiva
  3. untamable (incapable of being controlled, subdued, or tamed)

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Verb[edit]

esquivo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of esquivar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Gothic *𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍃 (*skiuhs).

Adjective[edit]

esquivo (feminine singular esquiva, masculine plural esquivos, feminine plural esquivas)

  1. disdainful, rough, unsociable
    • 2017, Enrique Rangel (lyrics), “Que No”, in Jei Beibi, performed by Café Tacvba:
      Ella era distinta, era distante / Era esquiva y se ocultaba

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Verb[edit]

esquivo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of esquivar.