See also: avéa, avẽa, and avé a




From Old Portuguese avẽa, from Latin avēna (oats). Cognate with Portuguese aveia and Spanish avena.



avea f (plural aveas)

  1. oat
    • 1331, Antonio López Ferreiro (ed.), Fueros municipales de Santiago y de su tierra. Madrid: Ediciones Castilla, page 542:
      de quanto centeo e auea e orjo labraren en ese Regengo ha de auer o arcobispo ou seu mayordomo a meadad despois que os labradores tomaren o seu dereito
      of all the rye, oat and barley that they would grow in this crown's possession, the archbishop or his steward must have half of it, after the laborers have taken their parts
    • 1409, José Luis Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 61:
      Jtem. deue o potro comer feo, palla, herua, orio, auea, espelqa, que quer dizer melga, et as qousas semellauelles a esto, que naturalmente som para seu comer.
      Item. The foal must eat hay, straw, grass, barley, oat, spelt —that is, melga— and things that are similar to these, which are naturally for them to eat

Derived termsEdit


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



From Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (have, hold, possess), probably from a Proto-Italic *habēō or *haβēō, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰh₁bʰ- (to grab, to take).


  • IPA(key): /aˈve̯a/
  • (file)


a avea (third-person singular present are, past participle avut2nd conj.

  1. (transitive) to have
    Eu am o soră.
    I have a sister.
  2. (reflexive, accusative, often with cu) to stand
    a se avea bine/rău (cu cineva)
    to be on good/bad terms (with someone)
  3. (auxiliary) Used to form other tenses.
    1. Used with past participles to form the compound perfect tense.: to have (done)
      Eu te-am văzut pe tine.
      I have seen you.
      Te-a văzut pe tine?
      Has he seen you?
    2. Used with a subjunctive to form a variant of the future tense.
      Am să te vizitez odată.
      I will visit you sometime.
    3. Used with an infinitive to form the conditional present tense.
      face-o dacă putea.
      I would do it if I could.
      Ai vrea vii cu mine?
      Would you like to come with me?
    4. Used with fi and a past participle to form the conditional perfect tense.
      fi venit dacă fi avut timp.
      I would have come if I had time.
    5. Used with de and a past participle: to have to
      Nu ai de făcut asta dacă nu vrei
      You don't have to do this if you don't want.

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb avea has three conjugations, shown below: one when used as a full verb or to form the future tense (el/ea are), one when forming the compound perfect tense (el/ea a) and one when forming the conditional present and past tenses (el/ea ar).


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