zagal

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *taglą, whence also Old English tæġel, Old Norse tagl

Noun[edit]

zagal ?

  1. tail

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic زَغَال (zaḡāl, young; brave), from Classical Arabic زَغْلُول (zaḡlūl, boy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zagal m (plural zagais, feminine zagala, feminine plural zagalas)

  1. shepherd
    • 1911, Coelho Neto, Mistério do Natal, Lello & Irmão editores:
      Sorrindo, aceitou Maria a oferta do zagal;
      Smiling, Mary accepted the shepherd's gift;
  2. strong lad

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic زغال (young; brave), from Classical Arabic زغلول (boy).

Noun[edit]

zagal m (plural zagales)

  1. swain, boy, lad, youth