estercar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A denominal verb from esterco.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

estercar (first-person singular present esterco, first-person singular preterite esterquei, past participle estercado)

  1. to manure a field or a plant.
    • 1422, J. García Oro (ed.), "Viveiro en los siglos XIV y XV. La Colección Diplomática de Santo Domingo de Viveiro", in Estudios Mindonienses, 3, page 82:
      Et avedesla de lavrar e provar de pees de bona fruge e de madeira pertesçentemente, nin das mellores nin das piores, das testadas, et avedesla de estercar cada des annos huna ves per onde vay o rio e pero onde viren que compre a vista de huun noso fraire.
      and you should work it and populate it with vines of good lineage and with wood correspondingly, neither of the best nor of the worst ones, of the headed ones; and you shall manure them each ten years, once by the way of the river and wherever it is needed, at the survey of one of our friars
    Synonyms: cuitar, estercoar, estrumar
  2. to defecate (of animals)
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 105:
      Outra enfirmidade se faz enno ventre do Cauallo que faz rrugyr as tripas, et faz a miude estercar o Cauallo cruu et rraro como agooa
      another sickness happens in the belly of the horse that make the guts rumble, and frequently it makes the horse defecate raw and sparse as water

Conjugation[edit]

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  • Note: esterc- are changed to esterqu- before front vowels (e).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See esterco

Verb[edit]

estercar (first-person singular present esterco, first-person singular preterite esterquei, past participle estercado)

  1. to manure (to apply manure to a field or plant)
    Synonym: estrumar

Conjugation[edit]