estopa

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested circa 1295. From Latin stuppa (tow), from Ancient Greek στύππη (stúppē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

estopa f (plural estopas)

  1. tow (coarse fibre obtained as a crossproduct during flax processing)
    • c1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 856:
      Et osmarõ de fazer hũa balsa(ma) tamaña que atrauessasse o rrio de parte a parte, et que a enchessem toda de (b)ollas et de tinaias chẽas de fogo greguisco -et dizenllj en arauigo fogo d'algadrã - et rezina et pez et estopas
      They considered whether to build a raft, long enough to cross the river from side to side, and to fill it with balls and jars filled with Greek fire -which in Arab is called "fire of algadrán"- and resin and tar and tow
    • 1519, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 222:
      debo á muller de Vasco de Fonteelo una meada de liño e á Tereixa Gata quatro maçarocas destopa e a María d'Eygreja tres maçarocas
      I owe a skein of flax to Vasco de Fontelo's wife, and to Tereixa Gata four spindlefuls of tow and to María da Eigrexa three spindlefuls
    O home é lume e a muller estopa; vén o demo e sopra.Man is flame, woman is tow; along comes the devil to blow.
    (proverb)
  2. (nautical) oakum (fibrous caulking material)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • estopa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • stopa” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • estopa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • estopa” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • estopa” 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 estopa, from Latin stuppa, from Ancient Greek στύππη (stúppē). Compare Spanish estopa and French étoupe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: es‧to‧pa

Noun[edit]

estopa m (plural estopas)

  1. tow (an untwisted bundle of fibers)
  2. (nautical) oakum (fibrous caulking material)

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish estopa, from Latin stuppa, from Ancient Greek στύππη (stúppē).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈtopa/, [esˈt̪opa]
  • Hyphenation: es‧to‧pa

Noun[edit]

estopa f (plural estopas)

  1. tow (an untwisted bundle of fibers)
  2. (nautical) oakum (fibrous caulking material)