pecho

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See also: pécho

Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin pesclum, from Latin pessulus (bolt). Compare Spanish pestillo.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecho m (plural pechos)

  1. bolt
    Synonym: ferrollo
  2. latch
  3. peg, wedge used to attach different elements together

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Adjective[edit]

pecho m (feminine singular pecha, masculine plural pechos, feminine plural pechas)

  1. closed
    Cos ollos pechos.With closed eyes.
    Synonym: pechado
  2. closed in; packed; dense
    Noite pecha.Dead of night.
    Synonym: mesto

References[edit]

  • pecho” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • pecho” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pecho” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • pecho” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pectus, from Proto-Italic *pektos, from Proto-Indo-European *peg (breast). Compare Catalan pit, Italian petto, Portuguese peito, Romanian piept. See also peto, a doublet borrowed from Italian.

Noun[edit]

pecho m (plural pechos)

  1. thorax
  2. chest; the front of the thorax
  3. breast (of a woman)
    Synonym: mama
  4. (figuratively) breast, heart; seat of the emotions, feelings, etc.
  5. (figuratively) valor, strength, fortitude
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

pecho

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of pechar.

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