fortaleza

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese fortaleza (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Old Occitan fortalessa or Old French forteresce.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fortaleza sg (plural fortalezas)

  1. fortress
    • 1325, Ermelindo Portela Silva (ed.), La región del obispado de Tuy en los siglos XII a XV. Santiago: Tip. El Eco Franciscano, page 399:
      Et mando a meu ffillo Martin affonsi en melloramento sobre os outros ffillos por rrazon do terço a mina casa forte de Peteellos eno alto e eno baixo con seu cural e con suas ffortalezas commo esta
      I devise to my son Martín Afonso, as a betterment over the rest of my children, a third of my stronghold of Petelos, up and down, with its yard and with its fortresses, as it is now
  2. strength; resilience; fortitude

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References[edit]

  • fortaleza” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • "fortaleza" in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • fortaleza” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • fortaleza” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • fortaleza” 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 fortaleza, from Old Occitan fortalessa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fortaleza f (plural fortalezas)

  1. fortress; fortification; stronghold (a large place built to withstand attacks)
    Synonyms: fortificação, forte
  2. (figurative) bulwark; stronghold (something that offers protection, especially in a psychological sense)
    Synonym: baluarte
  3. fortitude; inner strength (emotional strength in the face of adversity)
    Synonyms: força, firmeza
  4. strength (the quality of being physically strong)
    Synonyms: força, muque (slang)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan fortalessa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /fortaˈleθa/, [fort̪aˈleθa]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /fortaˈlesa/, [fort̪aˈlesa]
  • Rhymes: -eθa
  • Hyphenation: for‧ta‧le‧za

Noun[edit]

fortaleza f (plural fortalezas)

  1. fortitude
  2. strength
    Synonym: fuerza
  3. firmness
  4. fortress

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