murmurar

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From Old Galician and Old Portuguese murmurar (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), probably borrowed from Latin murmurāre, present active infinitive of murmurō.

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murmurar (first-person singular present murmuro, first-person singular preterite murmurei, past participle murmurado)

  1. to speak negatively about someone who is not present; to gossip
    • 1886, Antonio Machado y Alvarez, Folk-lore español: Biblioteca de las tradiciones populares españoles ..., page 212:
      Por cantar e estar alegre /nunca se perdeu ninguén /pérdese por marmurar /vidas de xente de ben.
      Singing and having fun /never damned no one /but the lives of good people/ are lost because of gossiping
    Synonym: rexoubar
  2. to murmur, whisper
  3. to mutter, grumble
    Synonym: rosmar

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  • murmurar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • murmur” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • marmurar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • murmurar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • murmurar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese murmurar, probably borrowed from Latin murmurāre.

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  • Hyphenation: mur‧mu‧rar

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murmurar (first-person singular present murmuro, first-person singular preterite murmurei, past participle murmurado)

  1. to murmur, whisper
  2. to mutter, grumble
  3. to ripple
  4. to rustle
  5. inflection of murmurar:
    1. first/third-person singular future subjunctive
    2. first/third-person singular personal infinitive

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish murmurar, borrowed from Latin murmurāre, present active infinitive of murmurō[1]. Cf. also the popular Old Spanish variant mormurar.

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  • IPA(key): /muɾmuˈɾaɾ/, [muɾ.muˈɾaɾ]

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murmurar (first-person singular present murmuro, first-person singular preterite murmuré, past participle murmurado)

  1. (transitive) to murmur, to mutter
  2. (intransitive) to murmur
  3. (intransitive) to gossip

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