piar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of onomatopoetic origin, or possibly from Latin pipilāre.

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piar (first-person singular present pío, first-person singular preterite piei, past participle piado)

  1. to tweet, to chirp
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) to covet; to ask; to speak
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Etymology 2[edit]

13th century. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese piar (Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Vulgar Latin *pilāre, from Latin pīla (pillar).

Piares or poldras across the river Ulla

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piar m (plural piares)

  1. column; pillar (large post)
    • 1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 53:
      Et ffezo outrosi en esse castello de Gazõ, a seruiço de Deus, hũa jgleia de grande obra cõ piares et arcos de pedra marmor
      And he also made there, in this castle of Gozón, for the service of God, a large church with columns and archs of marble stone
    Synonym: columna
  2. pillar (essential part of something)
  3. window sill
    Synonym: peitoril
  4. one of several stone pillars placed by way of a bridge
    Synonym: poldra

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References[edit]

  • piar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • piar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • piar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • piar” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  • piar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Muellama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Awa-Cuaiquer piá.

Noun[edit]

piar

  1. maize

References[edit]

  • Sergio Elías Ortiz, Lenguas y dialectos indigenas de Colombia

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pipilāre or of onomatopoetic origin, present active infinite of pipilō.

Verb[edit]

piar (first-person singular present indicative pio, past participle piado)

  1. to chirp (to make a short, sharp sound, as of small birds)
  2. (by extension) to chat

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of onomatopoetic origin, or possibly from Latin pipilāre, present active infinite of pipilō.

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Verb[edit]

piar (first-person singular present pío, first-person singular preterite pie, past participle piado)

  1. to chirp

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  • Rule: stressed í in certain conjugations; monosyllabic infinitives receive no written accent in certain conjugations. This change was put into effect in the 2010 spelling reforms by the RAE, so some other forms are still commonly seen.

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