toalla

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

toalla f (plural toalles)

  1. Alternative form of toballa

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 13th century. Either from Old French toaille (towel), from Proto-West Germanic *þwahilu (towel), or directly from Gothic.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toalla m (plural toallas)

  1. towel
  2. (archaic) tablecloth
    • 1438, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 172:
      sete mantas brancas de cama e tres mesas de mantées e dous de lata e outros alesmaniscos e un par de toallas
      seven white blankets for the bed, three tables of tablecloth (?), two [made] of boards and another two German ones, and a pair of towels

References[edit]

  • toalla” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • toal” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • toalla” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • toalla” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • toalla” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

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Toalla de mano (hand towel).

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from another Romance language which substituted the older tobaja, ultimately from Frankish *þwahilu.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toalla f (plural toallas)

  1. towel

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]