gaio

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Galician[edit]

Gaio

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin gaius (jay). Cognate with Spanish gayo, French geai, English jay.

Noun[edit]

gaio m (plural gaios)

  1. Eurasian jay
    Synonyms: pega marxa, pega rebordá

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese gai (in analogy with its feminine version gaia), probably from Latin gaudium (joy), as borrowed from Old Occitan gai;[1] alternatively of Germanic origin. Cognate with English gay and Italian gaio.

Noun[edit]

gaio m (plural gaios)

  1. joy, merriment
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gaio m (feminine singular gaia, masculine plural gaios, feminine plural gaias)

  1. merry, playful

References[edit]

  • gaio” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • gaio” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • gaio” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • gaio” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1983–1991), “gayo”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly of Germanic origin, or from Latin vagus (wandering, flighty, giddy); likely of the same genesis as Old Occitan gai, whence cognate to French gai, Portuguese gaio and English gay. Cognate with Sicilian javiu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.jo/
  • Rhymes: -ajo
  • Hyphenation: gà‧io

Adjective[edit]

gaio (feminine gaia, masculine plural gai, feminine plural gaie)

  1. gay, cheerful, happy
  2. bright (colours)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gaio in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡaj.u/ [ˈɡaɪ̯.u]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡaj.o/ [ˈɡaɪ̯.o]

  • Rhymes: -aju
  • Hyphenation: gai‧o

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin gaius.

Noun[edit]

gaio m (plural gaios)

  1. jay (any bird of the genus Garrulus)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese gai. Cognate with Galician gaio. Doublet of gay.

Adjective[edit]

gaio (feminine gaia, masculine plural gaios, feminine plural gaias)

  1. cheerful, jovial, colorful
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