ghjacaru

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Corsican[edit]

Un ghjacaru.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Vulgar Latin *cattulus (whelp, puppy), from Latin catŭlus (puppy).[1][2][3]

Or, from or influenced by a metathesis of Basque txakur, xakur (puppy);[4] however, this has been dismissed as speculative.[5] Compare Spanish cachorro and Sardinian giagaru.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɟakaru/, /ˈɟaɡaru/

Noun[edit]

ghjacaru m (plural ghjacari)

  1. (Ultramontane dialects) dog (Canis familiaris)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Cismontane dialects) cane

References[edit]

  1. ^ cachorro”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
  2. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN
  3. ^ cachorro” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913
  4. ^ Spanish in Contact: Issues in Bilingualism. (1996). United States: Cascadilla Press, p. 3
  5. ^ Trask, R. L. (2013). The History of Basque. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, p. 416