medrar

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Spanish medrar.

Verb[edit]

medrar

  1. to grow, thrive

Conjugation[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1519. Probably borrowed from Spanish medrar.[1] Doublet of mellorar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

medrar (first-person singular present medro, first-person singular preterite medrei, past participle medrado)

  1. to grow
    • 1519, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 218:
      Una arqua medrada que lebará fasta oyto ou nobe fanegas de çenteo.
      A grown up ark that can contain some eight or nine fanegas (totaling ~500 l)
  2. to thrive, prosper

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • medr” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • medrar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. medrar.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *mejdrar, from mejorar.

Verb[edit]

medrar (first-person singular present medro, first-person singular preterite medré, past participle medrado)

  1. to thrive or grow
  2. to prosper, flourish

Conjugation[edit]