frecha

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested since circa 1350. From Old French fleche, from Frankish *fliukkija. Compare Portuguese flecha, Spanish flecha, French flèche, Italian freccia, Catalan fletxa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frecha f (plural frechas)

  1. arrow (weapon)
    • c1350, K. M. Parker (ed.), Historia Troyana. Santiago: Instituto "Padre Sarmiento", page 146:
      Et nõ avia y nẽgũ que trouxese escudo nẽ adaraga nẽ lança mays tragiã todos frechas et seetas de moytas maneyras.
      And there were there no one who brought shields, leather shields or spears; but all of them brought arrows and darts in many ways
    Synonym: seta
  2. arrow (sign)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Either from frecha (arrow), or ultimately a derivation of Latin frangō (I break).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frecha f (plural frechas)

  1. fissure; cleft
  2. (figurative, vulgar) vulva

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

frecha f (plural frechas)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Alternative form of flecha