nobelo

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Galician[edit]

Nobelos

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

15th century. From Late Latin lubellum, from globellum (ball), influenced by glomus (ball of thread, yarn). Cognate with Portuguese novelo and Spanish ovillo.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /noˈβelo̝/, /nuˈβelo̝/

Noun[edit]

nobelo m (plural nobelos)

  1. ball of thread, yarn; ball shaped skein
    • 1474, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 71:
      Iten, preçaron novelos de laa para azarelas em çinquoenta e sey mrs.
      Item, they apprised some balls of wool, for towels, in fifty and six maravedis

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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