tonel

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonel m ‎(oblique plural toneaus or toneax or toniaus or toniax or tonels, nominative singular toneaus or toneax or toniaus or toniax or tonels, nominative plural tonel)

  1. barrel (large usually wooden container)
    • circa 1250, Rutebeuf, Ci coumence li diz de l'erberie:
      se vos n'aveiz vermeil, preneiz de la bele yaue clere: car teiz a un puis devant son huix qui n'a pas .I. tonel de vin en son celier.
      If you don't have red [wine], take some beautiful clear water: For any person that doesn't have a barrel of wine in their cellar has a well in front of their door.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese tonel, from Old French tonel, diminutive of tone ‎(large barrel), from Late Latin tunna, from Proto-Celtic *tunna ‎(hide, skin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonel m (plural tonéis)

  1. vat; tun (a large tub or cask)
  2. tun (unit of liquid volume equal to two pipes)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tonel, diminutive of tone ‎(large barrel), from Late Latin tunna, from Proto-Celtic *tunna ‎(hide, skin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonel m ‎(plural toneles)

  1. barrel
    • 1914, Miguel de Unamuno, Niebla 32:
      Al contrario, con lastre se tiene uno mejor en pie. Es que no existo. Mira, ahora poco, al cenar me parecía como si todo eso me fuese cayendo desde la boca en un tonel sin fondo.

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