montaña

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See also: montana and Montana

Galician[edit]

Pena Trevinca, with 2127m, is the highest mountain in Galicia
Vivir na montaña ("living in the highlands"), Pradorramisquedo, Ourense

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese montanna (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Vulgar Latin *montānia, montānea, feminine of *montānius, montāneus (mountainous), alteration of Latin montānus, from mōns (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men-. Cognate with Portuguese montanha and Spanish montaña.

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montaña f (plural montañas)

  1. mountain
  2. highlands
    • 1853, J. M. Pintos, A Gaita Gallega, page 58:
      Alá de donde vimos na montaña a miseria é tan grande que non pode a xente se queixar
      There, where we came from, in the highlands, misery is so large that people can't even complain

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish montanna, from Medieval Latin montāna, from the feminine of Latin montānus, from mōns (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /monˈtaɲa/, [mõn̪ˈt̪aɲa]
  • Hyphenation: mon‧ta‧ña

Noun[edit]

montaña f (plural montañas)

  1. mountain

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