meada

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician mãada, from Medieval Latin *manata (a handfull).[1] Cognate with Spanish manada and Italian manata.[2]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meada f (plural meadas)

  1. handful, fistful
    Synonyms: manchea, presa
  2. bundle; sheaf
    Synonyms: feixe, maínzo, mollo

Etymology 2[edit]

1519. From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin mediata (halved), from Latin mediō (I halve).[3] Cognate with Portuguese meiada.

Meadas, meas, madeixas or cadeixas

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meada f (plural meadas)

  1. skein
    • 1519, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 222:
      debo á muller de Vasco de Fonteelo una meada de liño e á Tereixa Gata quatro maçarocas destopa
      I owe a skein of flax to Vasco de Fontelo's wife, and to Tereixa Gata four spindlefuls of tow
    Synonyms: cadeixa, madeixa, mea

References[edit]

  • meada” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • meada” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • meada” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • meada” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Joseph M. Piel (1953) Miscelânea de etimologia portuguesa e galega, Lisboa: Coimbra editor, pages 207-208.
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. mano.
  3. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. medio.

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meada f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective meado.

Verb[edit]

meada

  1. feminine singular past participle of mear

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈada/, [meˈaða]

Verb[edit]

meada f sg

  1. Feminine singular past participle of mear.