CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

alt +‎ -ura.

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NounEdit

altura f (plural altures)

  1. height (distance from the base of something to the top)
  2. tallness (quality or characteristic of being tall)

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese altura (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from alto (high) +‎ -ura.

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altura f (plural alturas)

  1. height
    • 1395, Miguel González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 556:
      Outrosy mandamos que o dicto martin bezerra et sua moller façan outra porta a a dicta casa noua en a outra quadra via de de çima en o chaao, et que non aia altura nehuna do terreo, et que seia ancha tanto por que posa entrar longura de hun tonel a traues, et de altura por que posa entrar un ome ençima de hun caualo, et que non seia ferrada de ferro, saluo palmelas et golfoos pertenesçentes.
      Otherwise, we command that said Martin Becerra and his wife should made another gate in this new house, in the other yard, in the ground level, which should not have any elevation over the ground; it should be wide enough to enter a barrel in long, and its height must be enough for a mounted man, and it should have no iron reinforcements beyond the needed leaves and pins
  2. highness
  3. hill, height
  4. (navigation) deep sea, open sea

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ReferencesEdit

  • altura” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • altura” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • altura” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • altura” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • altura” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

alto +‎ -ura.

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NounEdit

altura f (plural alture)

  1. height, high ground
  2. deep sea
  3. high water

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

altūra

  1. nominative feminine singular of altūrus
  2. nominative neuter plural of altūrus
  3. accusative neuter plural of altūrus
  4. vocative feminine singular of altūrus
  5. vocative neuter plural of altūrus

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altūrā

  1. ablative feminine singular of altūrus

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese altura, from alto +‎ -ura.

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NounEdit

altura f (plural alturas)

  1. height
    Tenho medo de altura.
    I'm afraid of heights.
    Synonym: eminência
  2. altitude
  3. moment, period (in time, usually referring to the past)
    Nessa altura, ninguém vivia na ilha.
    At that time nobody lived on the island.
    Synonyms: instante, momento, época, fase, ponto
  4. loftiness
  5. (in the plural) sky, firmament

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

alto (high) +‎ -ura.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alˈtuɾa/, [al̪ˈt̪u.ɾa]
  • (file)

NounEdit

altura f (plural alturas)

  1. height
  2. altitude

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