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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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!

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • prea” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • prea” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • prea” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • prea” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

prea

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

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