trompa

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Ultimately of imitative origin. Probably from a Germanic source (compare Frankish *trumba, Old High German trumpa) via Italian tromba.

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Noun

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trompa f (plural trompes)

  1. French horn
  2. horn (e.g. for hunting)
  3. trunk (of an animal)
  4. (entomology) proboscis (of an insect)
  5. (anatomy) tube, duct
  6. (architecture) squinch
  7. trompe
  8. (colloquial) drunkenness

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Noun

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trompa m or f by sense (plural trompes)

  1. (music) horn player
  2. dunce, simpleton
  3. (colloquial) drunkard

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French

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Verb

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trompa

  1. third-person singular past historic of tromper

Galician

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A drawing of a trompa (2) in a Spanish book.

Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese tronpa (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria). Onomatopoeic or alternatively from a Germanic language. Compare English trumpet and drum.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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trompa f (plural trompas)

  1. (music) horn, trump, trumpet
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo, editor, Crónica troiana, A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 561:
      Et começou o torneo a creçer tãto, et a seer o acapelamento tã grande, et a uolta et os braados et os alaridos et os sõos dos cornos et das tronpas tã grandes et tã esquiuos que ome nõ se podía oýr
      And the tournament began to grow so much, and the carnage was so large, and the din and the shouts and the yells and the sound of the horns and of the trumpets so big and harsh that a man couldn't heard himself
  2. (music) jaw harp, Jew's harp
    Synonym: berimbau
  3. trunk (of an elephant)
  4. (anatomy) tube (especially the Fallopian tube)
  5. (humorous) nose
    Synonyms: nafro, napia
  6. (figurative) drunkenness
    Synonym: borracheira
  7. spinning top
    Synonym: buxaina
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References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “trompa”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “tronpa”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • trompa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • trompa” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • trompa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Icelandic

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Verb

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trompa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative trompaði, supine trompað)

  1. (card games) to trump, to play a trump card

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Noun

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trompa

  1. indefinite genitive plural of tromp

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: trom‧pa

Noun

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trompa f (plural trompas)

  1. (music instrument) horn (any of several types of musical wind instruments)

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɾompa/ [ˈt̪ɾõm.pa]
  • Rhymes: -ompa
  • Syllabification: trom‧pa

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from a Germanic language, from Frankish *trumpa or Old High German trumpa, trumba, of imitative origin, similar to English drum.

Noun

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trompa f (plural trompas)

  1. snout (long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast)
  2. trunk (of an elephant)
  3. (music) horn
    • 1905, Benito Pérez Galdós, Aita Tettauen:
      He usado y abusado de la trompa, sin cuidarme de atenuar la ronquera de su sonido, y ahora, en esta transformación de mis ideas y en esta repugnancia de la épica militar, me he quedado sin instrumento, pues aunque soplara la trompa, no sacaría de ella más que lamentos desacordes.
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  4. proboscis
  5. (anatomy) tube (especially the Fallopian tube)
    trompa de FalopioFallopian tube
  6. booze-up; drinking sesh
    Ayer me pillé una trompa de no te menees.
    Yesterday I drank myself stupid.
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Etymology 2

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From a vesre form of patrón.

Noun

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trompa m (plural trompas)

  1. (vesre) boss, protector

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