ría

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See also: ria, RIA, Ria, rià, and ri'a
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Galician[edit]

Ría de Ferrol / Ferrol bay
Ría de Ortigueira / Ortigueira bay

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1432. From río (river).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ría f (plural rías)

  1. (geography) Geographical coastal landform where a river valley is partially subducted under the sea level; similar to a firth, although usually translated into English cartography as bay
    • 1448, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Fueros municipales de Santiago y de su tierra. Madrid: Ediciones Castilla, page 560:
      o dito seu lugar e vila da Proba ena ria dela
      said place and town of A Pobra [do Caramiñal] in its bay
    • 1460, Rui Vasques, Crónica de Santa María de Iria. Santiago: Ediciós do Castro, page 135:
      Et logo comesçou a rreparrar o castello do Est por gardar a terra dos ysmaelitas et normanos, que entrauã porla rria e estragauã toda a terra.
      And then he began to repair the castle of Oeste, for protecting the country from the Ismaelites and the Norsemen, who used to enter through the bay, then wasting all the land
    Synonyms: abra, esteiro

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Galician ría. Doublet of río.

Noun[edit]

ría f (plural rías)

  1. mouth of a river, estuary

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms

Verb[edit]

ría

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reír.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reír.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reír.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reír.

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