prea

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See also: preá and preâ

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praeda (booty, prey), cognate with English prey, from prae + Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (to hold).

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Noun[edit]

prea f (plural preas)

  1. body of a dead animal
  2. prey, game
  3. booty
    • 1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 232:
      Et correullj a terra et astragoulla, et leuou ende muy grandes preas, et o al que ficaua queymoullo todo.
      He raided his land and wasted it, taking away many spoils, and what was left behind he put it in fire
  4. (locally) delicious food
  5. (figuratively) mean, stupid, or untidy person
    Déixao de molestar, non sexas prea!
    Stop harassing him, don't be mean!

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Slavic prĕ, or more likely from Latin prae.

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Adverb[edit]

prea

  1. too
    este prea timpuriu - it's too early
  2. too (quite, very)

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Spanish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

prea f (plural preas)

  1. taking; something taken