serpe

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See also: sèrpe

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French serpe, from Vulgar Latin *sarpa, from Latin sarpō.

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  • IPA(key): /sɛʁp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁp

Noun[edit]

serpe f (plural serpes)

  1. billhook, pruning hook, sickle (agricultural implement often with a curved or hooked end to the blade used for pruning or cutting thick, woody plants)

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Galician[edit]

Christianized serpe or bicha of Gondomil, a winged serpent sculpture of unknown chronology, Gondomil, Galicia

Etymology[edit]

Attested since circa 1300. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin serpes, from Latin serpēns. Cognate with Portuguese serpe, Spanish sierpe.

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serpe f (plural serpes)

  1. serpent, snake
    • 1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 111:
      O cõde Fernã Gonçaluez andaua ontre [os] mouros, ferĩdo et matando assy com̃o [se] fosse serpe rauyosa
      Count Fernán González was among the Moors, wounding and killing them as if he was a rabid serpent
    Synonyms: bicha, cobra, cóbrega

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References[edit]

  • serpe” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • serpe” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • xerpe” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • serpe” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • serpe” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin serpes, from Latin serpēns, from serpō (crawl, creep), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-.

Noun[edit]

serpe f (plural serpi)

  1. snake
  2. viper (figurative)

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Latin[edit]

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serpe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serpō

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

serpe f (oblique plural serpes, nominative singular serpe, nominative plural serpes)

  1. serpent, snake

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese serpe, from Vulgar Latin serpes, from Latin serpēns, from serpō (crawl, creep), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-.

Cognate with Galician serpe, Spanish sierpe, Catalan serp, Occitan sèrp, Italian serpe and Romanian șarpe.

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Noun[edit]

serpe f (plural serpes)

  1. serpent, snake
  2. (heraldry, mythology) wyvern
  3. (figuratively) an ugly person

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