femia

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See also: Femia

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fēmina.

Noun[edit]

femia f

  1. female

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Independently attested as Old Galician femea and Old Portuguese femea, femẽa (female); from Latin fēmina (woman, wife, female). Cognate with Portuguese fêmea and Spanish hembra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

femia f (plural femias)

  1. a female
    Antonyms: macho, varón
  2. socket; female of a mechanical joint or structure; eye
    Antonym: macho

Usage notes[edit]

The noun is occasionally used as an adjective in apposition: unha ra femia, un sapo femia.

Adjective[edit]

femia m or f (plural femias)

  1. female

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • femea” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • femea” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • femia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • femia” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • femia” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.