galardón

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Galician-Portuguese gualardon, cognate with Portuguese galardão, Spanish galardón; ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wiþra (against) + *launą (reward), literally ‘back-payment’:[1] confer Old French guerdon, Old High German widarlōn, Old English wiþerlēan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galardón m (plural galardóns)

  1. award
  2. reward
    • 1370, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana, page 237:
      Et poys ma derõ tódoslos rreys por galardón do que fige, quero gardar meu galardón
      And because all the kings gave her to me as a reward for what I did, I want to keep my reward

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • gualardon” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. galardón.

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older gualardón, from Old Spanish galardon, gualardon, metathesis of *guadarlon, of Germanic origin (compare Old High German widarlōn, Old English wiþerlēan),[1] also related to English guerdon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galardón m (plural galardones)

  1. award, prize
  2. reward

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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gómez de Silva, Guido (1988) Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua española (in Spanish), Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, ISBN 968-16-2812-8