gaiola

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician / Old Portuguese, from Old French gaiole, from Medieval Latin gabiola, for Vulgar Latin *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). Doublet of xaula, borrowed again from Middle French.

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Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural gaiolas)

  1. cage
    Synonym: xaula

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Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural caiole)

  1. birdcage

Portuguese[edit]

gaiola

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Medieval Latin gabiola, for Vulgar Latin *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). Cognate to Spanish gayola. Compare jaula, a doublet borrowed through French.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaiola f (plural gaiolas)

  1. cage
    Synonym: jaula
  2. birdcage

Derived terms[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • gaiola” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.