lumieira

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Galician[edit]

Lumieira

Etymology[edit]

13th century. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese lumẽeira (Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Late Latin lūmināria (skylight, window), from Latin lūmen. Cognate with Spanish lumbrera (louver).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lumieira f (plural lumieiras)

  1. (architecture) skylight
    • 1395, Miguel González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 557:
      se alguas seeteyras ou lançeyros estan feytas en a parede da dicta casa, que as çarren de pedra et que as non abran nunca nen façan y outras alguas a saluo fique en o sotoo da dicta casa as lumeeyras que foren neçesarias et perteesçentes para dar lume ao dicto sotoo que non seian por maneyra de defensa algua
      if some arrowslits or embrasures are built in the walls of that tower house, they must be closed in stone, never to be reopened, and they shouldn't build new ones, with this exception, that in the ground floor there should be enough and sufficient skylights for lightening the aforementioned ground floor, but as long as they can't be used for defense
    Synonyms: biolo, bufarda, claraboia, fachal, mainel
  2. (architecture) lintel
    Synonyms: cargadoiro, lintel, padieira, sobrelume
  3. bonfire
    Synonyms: cacharela, fogueira
  4. match
    Synonyms: misto, fósforo

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References[edit]

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