maino

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a deverbal adjective from amainar (to calm down), itself probably from Old Occitan amainà (to tame, to calm down), from Latin mansiō (mansion, house).[1]

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Adjective[edit]

maino m (feminine singular maina, masculine plural mainos, feminine plural mainas)

  1. soft, weak, feeble, calm, tame

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Noun[edit]

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maino m (plural mainos)

  1. ragworm (Hediste diversicolor); often used as bait in fishing.

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References[edit]

  • maino” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • maino” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • maino” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. amainar.