lenzo

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese lenço (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin linteum (linen cloth), from linteus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛnθo̝/, (western) /ˈlɛnso̝/

Noun[edit]

lenzo m (plural lenzos)

  1. (uncountable) linen
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Versión gallega del Códice latino del siglo XII atribuido al papa Calisto I. Madrid: C.S.I.C., page 159:
      Et se algũu quiser dar algũu pano de lenço para cobrir o altar de Santiago, deueo a dar de noue palmos en ancho et de viinte et hũu en longo.
      And if anyone would want to give a cloth of linen for covering Saint Jame's altar, it must be nine handspans in wide and twenty-one in long
    Synonym: liño
  2. (countable) linen
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Versión gallega del Códice latino del siglo XII atribuido al papa Calisto I. Madrid: C.S.I.C., page 117:
      Et en outro dia ouverõ cõsello Calrros cõ os seus caualeiros, et mãdou enbrullar as cabeças dos caualos de lenços et encher as orellas de dentro de panos, que nẽ podesen veer as carãtonas nẽ oyr as vozes da cãpaynas.
      And another day they had a council, Charlemagne with his knights, an he ordered to wrap the horse heads with linens and to fill their ears with clothes, so that they could not see the masks nor hear the little bells
    Synonyms: pano, tea
  3. bedsheet
    Synonyms: lenzó, saba
  4. canvas (a piece of cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint)
  5. picture, painting

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *langatīnaz (spring, literally long day). Compare Old English lencten.

Noun[edit]

lenzo m

  1. spring (season)

Descendants[edit]