hórreo

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Como os monges s'acharon outro dia os orrios chẽos de muy bõo triigo: "How the monks found the nest day that the granaries were filled with excellent wheat". 13th century. Cantigas de Santa Maria

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese orreo (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin horreum (storehouse; granary), from Ancient Greek ὡρεῖον (hōreîon). Cognate with Spanish hórreo and Portuguese hôrreo.

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hórreo m (plural hórreos)

  1. a slatted granary placed on top of staddle stones, used for preserving and drying grain; corn crib
    • 2011, Robert Skyler, Fragmentos Terra: S. S. H. U. T., Palibrio, page 19
      Pediu o apoio da artillería e ó mediodía o hórreo estoupou en anacos.
      He asked for artillery support and at noon the raised granary was blasted to bits.
    Synonyms: cabaceira, cabaz, cabazo, caustra, piorno

See also[edit]

An old hórreo

References[edit]

  • orreo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • horreo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • hórreo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • hórreo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • hórreo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

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A rock hórreo (2) supported by columns on a sill, in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • orrio (dialectal, regional)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin horreum, from Ancient Greek ὡρεῖον (hōreîon). It seems to be an inherited term, although the 'e' in the main form may have been the result of later learned modification[1]. Compare Asturian horriu, horru, Catalan orri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoreo/, [ˈo.re.o]

Noun[edit]

hórreo m (plural hórreos)

  1. granary (storehouse)
  2. an isolated, rectangular, wooden or rock building supported by columns, characteristic of the northwest of the Iberian peninsula and typically used to store grain or other agricultural produce

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