almofada

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since the 15th century. From Andalusian Arabic اَلْمُخَدَّة(al-muḵadda), from Arabic مِخَدَّة(miḵadda).

Cognate with Portuguese almofada, Spanish almohada and Maltese mħadda.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

almofada f (plural almofadas)

  1. pillow
    Synonyms: cabezal, traveseiro
  2. (dated) cushion
    • 1484, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. 2 vols. Vigo: Galaxia, page 127:
      Iten, mando mays á dita Contança Gonçales, miña muller, a quarta parte da adega dos Vrancos, por quanto eu e ela conpramos a metade da dita adega a Meen Suares Galinato, e mándolle mays a cuba en que teño o viño branco e mays outras duas cubas que son dentro ena dita adega aa maao esquerda, vasyas, que teñen cada una doze moyos de lagar, e mays lle mando una cama de roupa con quatro cabeçaás e un colchón e un almadraque e con suas sabaas e media duzia d'almofadas e con hua manta de picote, e se ouver em casa un par de colchas, que aja ela una delas.
      Item, I devise said Constanza González, my wife, a fourth of the wine cellar of Os Brancos, since we both bought a half of it from Men Suarez Galiñato; and I also bequeath a cask in which I have the white wine, and also two other casks that are inside that wine cellar, on the left, empty, each one having twelve modii; and also bequeath to her a clothed bed with four pillows and a mattress and a mat, and with its sheets and half a dozen cushions and a wool blanket, and if there are in house a pair of quilts, she should have one
    Synonym: coxín

ReferencesEdit

  • almofada” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • almofada” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • almofada” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • almofada” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Andalusian Arabic اَلْمُخَدَّة(al-muḵadda), from Arabic مِخَدَّة(miḵadda). Cognate with Spanish almohada and Maltese mħadda.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˌaɫ.mu.ˈfa.ðɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌaw.mu.ˈfa.da/, /ˌaw.mu.ˈfa.dɐ/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌaɫ.mo.ˈfa.da/
  • (Caipira) IPA(key): /ˌaɻ.mo.ˈfa.da/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧mo‧fa‧da

NounEdit

almofada f (plural almofadas)

  1. cushion (soft material in cloth bag)
  2. (chiefly Portugal) pillow
    Synonym: travesseiro
    Ela pôs o seu dente debaixo da almofada.
    She put her tooth under her pillow.

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