mouro

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mouro (Moor), from Latin Maurus (Moor), from Ancient Greek μαυρός (maurós, dark). With the meaning of goblin, maybe from Proto-Celtic *marwos (dead).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mouro m (feminine singular moura, masculine plural mouros, feminine plural mouras)

  1. Moorish
  2. dark colored; black

Noun[edit]

mouro m (plural mouros, feminine moura, feminine plural mouras)

  1. Moor
  2. by extension, an Arab or a Muslim person

Noun[edit]

mouro m (plural mouros, feminine moura, feminine plural mouras)

  1. humanoid supernatural being that usually dwells in the netherworld; they are depicted as dark featured and pagans, and are considered responsible for the construction of most local archeological structures (hill-forts, dolmens, cromlechs, barrows, etc), where they keep their treasures and can interact with humans at night or under special circumstances. Similar to a goblin.

See also[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Mouro (mitoloxía) on the Galician Wikipedia.Wikipedia gl

References[edit]

  • mouro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • mouro” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • mouro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  1. ^ Millán González-Pardo (1990), “Vencellos galeco-irlandeses. Arredor dun libro da Dra. Keating”, in Grial[1], volume 28, issue 108, retrieved 13 February 2018, page 550

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mouro (Moor), from Latin Maurus (Moor), from Ancient Greek μαυρός (maurós, dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mouro m (feminine singular moura, masculine plural mouros, feminine plural mouras, not comparable)

  1. Moorish.

Noun[edit]

mouro m (plural mouros, feminine moura, feminine plural mouras)

  1. Moor.