guindastre

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Galician[edit]

Guindastre aboard a fishing boar
An old cooking guindastre, used for hanging a pot over the fire

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Etymology[edit]

15th century. Probably from Old Northern French, from Old Norse vinda (to wind) + ass (pole), from Proto-Germanic *windaną (to wind) + *astaz (branch). Cognate with Icelandic vindilass and English windlass.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guindastre m (plural guindastres)

  1. windlass; winch
    • 1418, Ángel Rodríguez González (ed.), Libro do Concello de Santiago:
      destes por duas palmelas et dous golfoos et cravos para o gindastes dose moravedis
      you gave for two hinges and for nails for the windlass 12 coins
    • 1973, Xosé Gayoso, Coa nosa xente, Vigo: Galaxia:
      o caldeiro é grande e negro, e colga dun guindastre (unha viga que xirando pon o caldeiro sobor do lume)
      the cauldron is large and black, and it hangs from a windlass (a pole which, upon winding, can set the cauldron over the fire)
    Synonyms: andante, angarela, burro, guincho
  2. crane (machine)

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References[edit]

  • gindaste” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • guindastre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • guindastre” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • guindastre” 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. guindar.