peneira

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Galician[edit]

Peneiras and other domestic tools
Peneira

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Etymology[edit]

13th century. From Vulgar Latin *pinnaria, from Latin pinna (feather).[1] Note that medieval Galician pena meant "pelt". Cognate with Portuguese peneira and Asturian peñera.

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Noun[edit]

peneira f (plural peneiras)

  1. sieve usually used to sift flour
    • 1402, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Historica, I, 5, page 342:
      It. hua peneyra vella
      Item, an old sieve
    • 1459, Anselmo López Carreira (ed.), Fragmentos de notarios (Séculos XIV-XV), doc. D40a:
      Hun saco cheo de farina triiga, tres peneyras, hun restrello, dous odres
      A sack full of wheat flour, three sieves, a heap of chestnuts, two goatskins
    Synonyms: criba, baruto, bortel, xirgo
  2. abalone, ear shell
    Synonym: orella de mar

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References[edit]

  • peneyra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • peneyr” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • peneira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • peneira” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • peneira” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Rivas Quintas, Eligio (2015). Dicionario etimolóxico da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo. →ISBN, s.v. peneira.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānāria, feminine of pānārium (breadbasket).

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Noun[edit]

peneira f (plural peneiras)

  1. sieve (device to separate larger objects)
    Synonyms: coador, crivo, joeira
  2. (figuratively) something which selects the best and filters out the rest

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Verb[edit]

peneira

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of peneirar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of peneirar