raio

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See also: raiö

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese rayo (independently attested in both corpora), from Latin radius. Doublet of radio and raxo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raio m (plural raios)

  1. ray, beam (of light)
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Madrid: C.S.I.C., page 208:
      apareçeulle Santiago onrrado de vestiduras moi brãquas, armado com̃o caualeiro de moy fremosas armas que esplãdeçia mais que os rrayos do sol
      and Santiago showed before him, honorably dressed in very white clothes, armed as a knight with very beauty weapons that shone more that sunrays
    Synonyms: raxeira, raxo
  2. lightning spark
    • c1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 49:
      Et aquelle Maffomat, rrey de Cordoua, estando estõçe en sua mesquita ffazẽdo ssua orraçõ, feryo hũu rrayo cerca del que matou dous omẽes
      And that Muhammad, king of Cordova, being then at his mosque praying, a lightning stroke nearby, killing two men
    Synonyms: apago, chispa, lóstrego

References[edit]

  • rayo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • rayo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • raio” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • raio” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • raio” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

raio

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese rayo, from Latin radius. Doublet of rádio.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: -aju
  • Hyphenation: rai‧o

Noun[edit]

raio m (plural raios)

  1. (mathematics) ray
  2. beam, ray (of light or radiation)
  3. lightning
  4. (mathematics) radius
  5. spoke (of a wheel)

Further reading[edit]

  • raio” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913