fermosura

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese fremosura (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria): from fermoso +‎ -ura. Cognate with Portuguese formosura and Spanish hermosura.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fermosura f (plural fermosuras)

  1. beauty
    A fermosura moitas faltas disimula (proverb)Beauty conceals many faults
    Synonym: beleza

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • fremosura” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • fremosura” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • fermosura” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • fermosura” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Old Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fermoso (beautiful) +‎ -ura.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fermosura f (usually uncountable)

  1. beauty
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 118v.
      Et ſobre eſta fregan el oro. ¬ la plata. ¬ el eſtanno. ¬ el plomo. ¬ el cobre. ¬ pareſce ſu color. ¬ ſu fermoſura. ¬ ſu bondat.
      And on it they wash gold, and silver, and tin, and lead, and copper, and it makes apparent their color, and beauty, and goodness.

Descendants[edit]

  • Ladino: ermozura
  • Spanish: hermosura

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fermosura f (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete form of hermosura.

Further reading[edit]