proeza

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Old Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coromines and Pascual suspect that because Old Spanish pro was not an adjective (meaning 'brave', cf. Old French preu), the Old Spanish term was probably borrowed from Old French proece (> modern French prouesse), or alternatively from Old Occitan proeza or an Old Catalan proeza. Ultimately derived from Late Latin prōde + Latin -itia. First attested in the Libro de Alexandre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

proeza f

  1. prowess
    • c. 1240 – 1250, anonymous, Libro de Alexandre , (ed. by Jesús Cañas, 1988, Madrid: Cátedra, page 408):
      El rëy Alexandre, thesoro de proeza,
      arca de sapïençia, exemplo de nobleza
      King Alexander, a trove of prowess, an arch of wisdom, an example of nobility...

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese proeza, from Old French proece, proeche, proesce (compare modern French prouesse) or Old Occitan proeza.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾuˈe.zɐ/ [pɾʊˈe.zɐ], (faster pronunciation) /ˈpɾwe.zɐ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾuˈe.za/ [pɾʊˈe.za], (faster pronunciation) /ˈpɾwe.za/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /pɾuˈe.zɐ/, (faster pronunciation) /ˈpɾwe.zɐ/

  • Hyphenation: pro‧e‧za

Noun[edit]

proeza f (plural proezas)

  1. feat (heroic or extraordinary deed)
    Synonym: façanha

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish proeza. Coromines and Pascual suspect that because Old Spanish pro was not an adjective (meaning 'brave', cf. Old French preu), the Old Spanish term was probably borrowed from Old French proece (> modern French prouesse), or alternatively from Old Occitan proeza or an Old Catalan proeza. Ultimately derived from Late Latin prōde + Latin -itia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /pɾoˈeθa/ [pɾoˈe.θa]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /pɾoˈesa/ [pɾoˈe.sa]
  • (file)
  • (Spain) Rhymes: -eθa
  • (Latin America) Rhymes: -esa
  • Syllabification: pro‧e‧za

Noun[edit]

proeza f (plural proezas)

  1. prowess (bravery or courage, especially in battle)
  2. feat (heroic or extraordinary deed)

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