vieira

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese veeira, from Medieval Latin conchula veneria ("shell of Venus"), from Latin Venus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vieira f (plural vieiras)

  1. great scallop, St James shell (Pecten Maximus)
    • 1746, Martín Sarmiento, Coloquio de 24 gallegos rústicos:
      O noso patrón, santiño ben feito, da barba dourada, que está no seu eido sentado e vestido cal fora romeiro, con súa escraviña e co seu chapeo que ten muitas conchas só do mar do reino, conchiñas vieiras abondo e a desexo
      Our patron, such a handsomely built saint, with his golden beard, who sits in his place dressed as a pilgrim, with his cape and his hat which have many shell, but just from the sea of the kingdom [of Galicia], scallop shells enough and as many as you would like

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • vieira” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>



Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese veeira, from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin Venus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vieira f (plural vieiras)

  1. scallop (mollusc of the Pectinidae family)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Galician vieira.

Noun[edit]

vieira f (plural vieiras)

  1. scallop
    Synonyms: venera

Further reading[edit]