gaiola

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *caveola (possibly via Medieval Latin gabiola; cf. Old French gaiole), a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). Doublet of xaula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural gaiolas)

  1. cage
    Synonym: xaula
  2. snare
    Synonyms: panterlo, trampa
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From goio (joy) +‎ -ola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural gaiolas)

  1. diversion, fun
    Synonym: troula

References[edit]

  • gaiola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • iauola” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • gaiola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • gayola” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • gaiola” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • gaiola” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural caiole)

  1. birdcage

Portuguese[edit]

gaiola

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *caveola (later attested in Medieval Latin as gabiola; cf. Old French gaiole), a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). Cognate to Spanish gayola. Compare jaula, a doublet borrowed through French.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: gai‧o‧la

Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural gaiolas)

  1. cage
    Synonym: jaula
  2. birdcage

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gaiola” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.