lixeiro

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese ligeiro (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Old French legier, from Vulgar Latin *leviarius, from levis (light). Compare Portuguese ligeiro, Spanish ligero.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lixeiro m (feminine singular lixeira, masculine plural lixeiros, feminine plural lixeiras)

  1. light (of low weight)
    • 1481, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 177:
      Iten, preguntado por lo quarto artícolo, etc., diso o dito testigo que pode aver ben quarenta anos que él vira trajer touçiños do seruiçio da dita terra ao abade don Juan, os que eran ricos e tiñan gisado que tragían boos touçiños, e os que eran mays pobres, que lles tragían marraás boas, e outros mays pobres, que lle tragían outras marraás mays ligeyras
      Item, asked on the fourth article, etc, said witness said that some forty years ago he saw how they brought pigs of the service of said property to abbot Don Xoán; the ones who were rich and had a way brought good pigs, and the others who were poorer brought good sows, and others even poorer brought other lighter sows
    Synonyms: leve, livián
    Antonym: pesado
  2. light (gentle)
    Synonyms: maino, suave
  3. fast, swift
    Andemos con paso lixeiroLet's walk at a fast pace
    Synonym: rápido
  4. frivolous
    Synonym: frívolo
  5. (of soil) shallow; dry

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lixeiro

  1. quickly, swiftly
    Andemos lixeiro.Let's walk swiftly.
    Synonym: rápido

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: li‧xei‧ro

Noun[edit]

lixeiro m (plural lixeiros, feminine lixeira, feminine plural lixeiras)

  1. garbage collector (person who collects and disposes of waste)

Further reading[edit]

  • lixeiro in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913