viuda

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vidua, following metathesis.

Noun[edit]

viuda f (plural viudes)

  1. widow (a woman whose husband has died)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vidua, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁widʰéwh₂. In the Middle Ages, jurists introduced a learned Latin borrowing vídua to replace the inherited Old Catalan form viuva (from a Vulgar Latin *viduva). The current form viuda supposedly emerged as a compromise between the two forms[1]. The masculine form was derived from the feminine. Cf. also Spanish viuda, which may have influenced it.

Adjective[edit]

viuda f sg

  1. feminine singular of viudo

Noun[edit]

viuda f (plural viudes, masculine viudo)

  1. widow

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish viuda, vibda, bibda, biuda, from Latin vidua, following metathesis[1], and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁widʰéwh₂. The Spanish word may have had some later influence from the Latin in the Middle Ages; compare the strictly popular Old Spanish form viuva, which is the form also found in Portuguese and Old Catalan, deriving from a Vulgar Latin *viduva.

Noun[edit]

viuda f (plural viudas, masculine viudo, masculine plural viudos)

  1. widow

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Adjective[edit]

viuda

  1. Feminine singular of adjective viudo.

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