vaira

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The word is attested in local medieval Latin documents as abanaria and apanaria; perhaps from Proto-Celtic *abū (river) + Latin suffix -aria, though a intermediate form *avaẽyra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaira f (plural vairas)

  1. still water
  2. reservoir

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • vaira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • vaira” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • vaira” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.