Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 20:32

GalicianEdit

Foxo abandonado (abandoned trapping pit).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foxo m (plural foxos)

  1. pit (hole in the ground)
    • 2004, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Manuel Enrique Vázques Buján (translator), Eloxia da loucura, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, page 168:
      e con non se coñeceren a si mesmos nin veren, por veces, un foxo ou unha pedra diante deles, []
      and as they didn’t know themselves nor could see, sometimes, a pit or a rock in front of them, []
  2. trapping pit (a camouflaged pit used to capture large animals)
    • 1979, Ramón Otero Pedrayo, Historia de Galicia, volume 2, Akal, page 455:
      As trampas son de dúas castes: foxos e garamelos.
      There are two classes of traps: pits and mouse traps.
  3. moat (defensive ditch surrounding a fortification)
    • 2003, Ermelindo Portela Silva (coordinator), Historia da cidade de Santiago de Compostela, Concello de Santiago de Compostela, Consorcio da Cidade de Santiago de Compostela, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, page 65:
      , [] o bispo que rodeou con muralla, torres e foxo todo o ámbito do Locus Sanctus e que ocupaba o que é hoxe a catedral, a praza da Quintana e os mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares con algunhas das rúas adxacentes.
      , [] the bishop who surrounded with a wall, towers and a moat the entirety of the Locus Sanctus and which occupied what today is the cathedral, the Quintana square and the monastery of Saint Pelagius with some adjacent streets.
  4. (figuratively) gap (difference between ideas, concepts or situations)
    • 2005, F. R. Durán Villa, X. M. Santos Solla, Marginados y excluidos: un enfoque interdisciplinar, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, page 12:
      Nesta aldea global na que vivimos e na que se afonda cada vez máis o foxo que separa aos que teñen dos que non teñen, []
      In this global village we live and where the gap which separates those who have from those who don’t deepens more and more, []

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fox.

NounEdit

foxo (plural foxi)

  1. fox, vixen

NovialEdit

NounEdit

foxo (plural foxos)

  1. male fox

Coordinate termsEdit

  • foxa (female fox)

HypernymsEdit