lousa

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Galician[edit]

A traditional lousado or roof tilled with lousa in northern Galicia

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Etymology[edit]

Documented in local Medieval Latin as lausa, and in the Iberian peninsula already in the 2nd century;[1] from a local substrate language, perhaps from Proto-Celtic *laws- (stone), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁- (stone).[2] Cognate with Spanish losa, French lauze, Old Provençal lausa.[3]

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Noun[edit]

lousa f (plural lousas)

  1. (uncountable) slatestone
    • 1441, José-Luis Novo Cazón (ed. ), El priorato santiaguista de Vilar de Donas en la Edad Media (1194-1500), A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 364:
      a a tal condiçon que uos, o dicto Loppo Doucos, façades a dicta casa de pedra et de madeyra et de lousa et do al que ouuer mester et a tenades en bon paramento et ben reparada et morada et con ho orto feyto
      in the condition that you, the mentioned Lopo Doucos, must build that house with stone, and wood, and slate, and the rest of needed things, and that you should keep it in good state, repaired, inhabited and with its garden
  2. (countable, uncountable) flagstone
    • 1446, M. Mar Graña Cid (ed.), Las órdenes mendicantes en el obispado de Mondoñedo. El convento de san Martín de Villaoriente (1374-1500), page 427:
      que vos avemos de dar dous carros de lousa para cobrir ho dito lagar, et vos que o façades por vosa custa
      we shall give you two carts full of flagstones for roofing that winery, and you should do that at your expenses
  3. a slab

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References[edit]

  • lousa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • lousa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • lousa” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • lousa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ As lapides lausiae, CIL II 5181, cf. Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. losa.
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 242.
  3. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. losa.

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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lousa

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Etymology[edit]

From Iberian.

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Noun[edit]

lousa f (plural lousas)

  1. board (blackboard, whiteboard etc)
  2. flagstone (piece of rock or stone used for paving or roofing)
  3. (Portugal) slate (rock)

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