minguar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese minguar (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Vulgar Latin *minuāre, from Latin minuĕre, present active infinitive of minuō (I make smaller, diminish), from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (small, little).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

minguar (first-person singular present minguo, first-person singular preterite mingüei, past participle minguado)

  1. (intransitive) to wane (lunar phase)
  2. to diminish

Conjugation[edit]

  • Note: mingu- are changed to mingü- before front vowels (e).

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese minguar, from Vulgar Latin *minuāre, from Latin minuĕre, present active infinitive of minuō (I make smaller, diminish), from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (small, little).

Cognate with Galician minguar, Spanish menguar and Catalan minvar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /mĩ.ˈɡwaɾ/, /mĩ.ˈɡaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: min‧gu‧ar

Verb[edit]

minguar (first-person singular present indicative mínguo, past participle minguado)

  1. to wane (lunar phase)
  2. to diminish
    Synonym: diminuir

Conjugation[edit]

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