See also: Beira and beirã

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

beira (plural beira)

  1. A small antelope, Dorcatragus megalotis, found in the Horn of Africa

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese beira (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), either from ribeira from Latin riparia, or either from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

beira f (plural beiras)

  1. border, edge, brim, limit
  2. rime, eave
    • 1404, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática, Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 172:
      It. mando a Diego de Lemos meu primo a cota e bacerete [bacenete] de beyra et todas as outras armas de meu corpo
      Item, I send Diego de Lemos, my cousin, my armour and helm with visor [forepiece?] and all the other pieces of my body armour
    Synonyms: bordo, marxe
  3. shore
    Synonyms: beiramar, orela, ribeira
  4. bank
    Synonym: ribeira

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • beira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • beira” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • beira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • beira” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • beira” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese beira, from ribeira.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈbɐj.ɾɐ/, [ˈbɐj.ɾɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /ˈbej.ɾɐ/, [ˈbej.ɾɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Southern Portugal) /ˈbe.ɾɐ/, [ˈbe.ɾɐ]

NounEdit

beira f (plural beiras)

  1. edge, margin, border

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:beira.

VerbEdit

beira

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of beirar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of beirar

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:beirar.