lixo

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lixo, of uncertain origin. Possible etymologies include:

Cognate with Portuguese lixo

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lixo m (plural lixos)

  1. garbage; waste; rubbish; dirt (useless material to be discarded)
    • 1438, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 127:
      Que o dito que aposte os ditos baños et os alinpe ben, fasta o soo, de todo lixo et lodo que touveren
      That the aforementioned man should ready the aforementioned baths, and clean them correctly, till the ground, of any dirt and mud that they can have
  2. rubbish bin (small container for waste)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • lixo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • lixo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • lixo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese lixo, of uncertain origin. Possible etymologies include:

Cognate of Galician lixo

Noun[edit]

lixo m (plural lixos)

  1. garbage; waste; rubbish (useless material to be discarded)
  2. rubbish bin (small container for waste)
  3. (colloquial) crap (something of poor quality)
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lixo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of lixar
    Eu lixo minhas unhas.
    I file my nails.