lontra

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Galician[edit]

Galician lontras ("otters")

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested from the 15th century. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese *lontra, from a Vulgar Latin variant of Latin lutra (otter), from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (aquatic). Cognate with Portuguese lontra, Spanish nutria; compare also Asturian llóndriga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lontra f (plural lontras)

  1. otter
    • 1439, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 420:
      da pelica da marta, hua branca, et da lontra, dous diñeiros, et da raposa, hun diñeiro
      a marten pelt, a branca [coin]; and of otter, two diñeiros; and of fox, a diñeiro

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin variant of Latin lutra, from Proto-Italic *utrā, from Proto-Indo-European *udréh₂, the feminine form of *udrós (acquatic), from the root *wed- (water).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlon.tra/, [ˈl̺on̪t̪r̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -ontra
  • Hyphenation: lón‧tra

Noun[edit]

lontra f (plural lontre)

  1. otter

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

lontra (Lutra lutra)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lontra, from a Vulgar Latin variant of Latin lutra (otter), from Proto-Italic *utrā, from Proto-Indo-European *udréh₂, the feminine form of *udrós, from the root *wed-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lontra f (plural lontras)

  1. otter