golpe

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

golpe (plural golpes)

  1. (heraldry) A roundel purpure (purple circular spot).

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  • Charles Mackinnon of Dunakin, The Observer's Book of Heraldry, Frederick Warne and Co., p. 60.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *colpus, from Latin colaphus (blow; cuff), from Ancient Greek κόλαφος (kólaphos, blow; slap). Cf. Spanish golpe.

Noun[edit]

golpe m (plural golpes)

  1. hit, blow, shot
  2. bump, knock
  3. amount, load

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese colbe, from Vulgar Latin *colpus, from Latin colaphus (blow; cuff), from Ancient Greek κόλαφος (kólaphos, blow; slap), or alternatively from a related Old Portuguese verb. Cf. Portuguese golpe, Spanish golpe.

Noun[edit]

golpe m (plural golpes)

  1. bump, knock
  2. (figuratively) disgrace

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin vulpēs, vulpem. Compare Portuguese golpelha, French goupil, Romansch golp.

Noun[edit]

golpe m (plural golpes)

  1. fox

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

golpe f (plural golpi)

  1. mildew, smut

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish golpe. Doublet of colpo.

Noun[edit]

golpe m (invariable)

  1. a military coup or putsch

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese colbe, golbe, from Vulgar Latin *colpus, from Latin colaphus (blow; cuff), from Ancient Greek κόλαφος (kólaphos, blow; slap). Some sources believe it to have been introduced through a Gallo-Romance intermediate such as Old Provençal colp[1], although this is uncertain. It may alternatively be a derivative of an Old Portuguese verb golpar, golbar. Compare Spanish golpe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

golpe m (plural golpes)

  1. blow (act of striking or hitting)
    O pivete lhe deu um golpe no rosto.
    The brat gave him a blow to the face.
  2. (figuratively) blow (unfortunate occurrence)
    A derrota foi um golpe.
    The defeat was a blow.
  3. (figuratively) a decisive act or occurrence
    A vitória foi um golpe de sorte.
    The victory was a stroke of luck.
  4. (figuratively) scam (fraudulent deal)
    O empresário deu um golpe na própria empresa.
    The businessman scammed (literally: did a scam on) his own company.
  5. Clipping of golpe de estado: coup d’état
    Acabou de ocorrer um golpe naquele país.
    A coup d’état just occurred in that country.
  6. gust (abrupt rush of wind)
  7. (obsolete) multitude (great amount, especially of people)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish colpe, from Vulgar Latin *colpus (attested in Salic Law and the Reichenau Glosses), syncopation of *colŭpus, alteration of Latin colaphus, from Ancient Greek κόλαφος (kólaphos). While some linguists suggest it may possibly be a Gallicism in Hispano-Romance due to its unusual phonetic evolution (e.g. lack of diphtongization of the 'o', final '-e', etc.), upon closer inspection, this is probably not the case. The fact that the Latin word was originally a loanword from Greek, subject to certain sound shifts affecting the short vowels in open syllables, likely had an impact on its development in Romance. As for the final '-e' instead of an '-o' in an expected *golpo, it may be because the Spanish word was actually a derivative of the Old Spanish verb golpar (to wound, hurt), colpar, from a related Vulgar Latin verb *colaphāre (a Late or Vulgar Latin derivation culpatores, referring to a type of gladiator, was attested in a gloss, for *colaphatores, following syncopation); compare French couper, and an Old Portuguese golpar, golbar.[2]

Noun[edit]

golpe m (plural golpes)

  1. hit, blow, knock
  2. bump, bang
  3. crowd, multitude (of people)
  4. gush (of water), gust (of wind)
  5. blast (of music)
  6. heartbeat
  7. beat; rhythm
  8. bunch of seedlings (in one hole)
  9. hole (for planting seedlings)
  10. shot, stroke (in billiards)
  11. surprise

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