merlo

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See also: Merlo, mèrlo, and merlò

Galician[edit]

Merlo

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

merlo m (plural merlos)

  1. blackbird
    Synonyms: merla, merliño

References[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

Noun[edit]

merlo m (plural merli, feminine merla)

  1. merlon
  2. blackbird
  3. (slang) pushover or weakling
  4. (slang) sucker, patsy, or dupe; a chump
Derived terms[edit]
Further reading[edit]
  • merlo1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin merulus (battlement). Probably cognate with French merlon, English merlon, Spanish merlón.

Noun[edit]

merlo m (plural merli)

  1. battlement
Derived terms[edit]
Further reading[edit]
  • merlo3 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

merlo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of merlare

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

Noun[edit]

merlo

  1. blackbird

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

Noun[edit]

merlo m (plural merlos)

  1. blackbird
  2. brown wrasse (fish)
    Synonym: budión