grelo

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Galician[edit]

Grelos at the marketplace

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from Latin gryllus (cricket, grasshopper), although the semantic evolution from insect to shoot is not trivial.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈɡɾelo̝/
  • (eastern) IPA(key): /ˈɡɾilo̝/

Noun[edit]

grelo m (plural grelos)

  1. shoot, sprout.
  2. (cooking, in the plural) pre-flowering Brassica rapa (turnip) greens, usually consumed in caldo or as a side dish.
    • 1976, Maruxa Barrio Val, Textos pra o ensino do galego. A Coruña: Ed. do Rueiro. →ISBN:
      A trinidade do galego: nabo, nabiza e grelo
      The trinity of the Galicians: turnip, turnip greens and grelos

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • grelo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • grelo” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • grelo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. grillo.

Further reading[edit]


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French grêle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grelo (plural greli)

  1. (weather) hail, hail storm

Derived terms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Galician grelo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grelo m (plural grelos)

  1. sprout (new growth on a plant)
  2. (cooking, in the plural) turnip greens
  3. (vulgar, slang) clitoris, clit or clitty

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Galician grelo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾe.lo/
  • Hyphenation: gre‧lo

Noun[edit]

grelo m (plural grelos)

  1. turnip greens

See also[edit]