semellar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese semellar, from Vulgar Latin *similiāre, from Latin similāre, from Latin similis (similar). Cognate with Portuguese semelhar, Spanish semejar, French sembler.

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semellar (first-person singular present semello, first-person singular preterite semellei, past participle semellado)

  1. (intrantive, impersonal) to seem
    Semella que vai chover
    It seems that it is going to rain
    • 1370, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 689:
      Et alí cresçerõ toruões et coriscos et rrelánpagos tã grandes et tã brauos et tã desmesurados que semellaua que todo o mũdo quiría peresçer.
      And there grew such large thunders and rain and lightning, so wild and so boundless, that it seemed that the whole world wanted to perish
  2. (transitive) to resemble; to imitate
    Anoxado semella unha fera
    He resembles a fear when angry
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to resemble, to look alike
    Os irmáns seméllanse moito
    The brother look alike very much
    Synonyms: imitar, parecer
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to think, to suspect
    Seméllame que vai chover
    I think that it is going to rain
    Synonyms: coidar, pensar

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References[edit]

  • semellar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • semel” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • semellar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • semellar” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • semellar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *similiāre, from Late Latin similāre, present active infinitive of similō, from Latin similis (similar).

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Verb[edit]

semellar

  1. to resemble

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