galga

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See also: gałga and kalka

Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

galga

  1. brake

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from galgar (to gauge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galga f (plural galgas)

  1. (anatomy) arch of the foot or of a shoe
    1. (by extension) each one of the two semicircular spans of a traditional wheel
  2. flat stone used as a brick
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Etymology 2[edit]

Debated. Perhaps form galgo (greyhound), from Latin canem gallicum (Gaulish dog). Alternatively or concurrently from Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌻𐌲𐌰 (galga, stake, pole),[1] or any other descendant from Proto-Germanic *galgô (pole, stake, cross), or from a cognate of Old French gall (stone) (compare French galet), perhaps of Celtic origin.

Cognate with Spanish galga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galga f (plural galgas)

  1. rolling stone; any individual rock that rolls or is rolled down a hill, historically used as a weapon
    1. (figuratively) cold gale
  2. stake which in traditional carts was used as a brake or restrain when descending
  3. (sports, traditional bowls) when the ball misses all the pins
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991) , “galga”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

galga

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌰𐌻𐌲𐌰

Guugu Yimidhirr[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kalka (1898: Richard Phillips, ‘Vocabulary of Australian Aborigines in the neighbourhood of Cooktown, North Queensland’. The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, volume 27)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Paman *kalka, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *kalka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galga

  1. spear

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References[edit]

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

galga

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of galgar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of galgar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

galga f (plural galgas)

  1. greyhound