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Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin becerrus, from Iberian *ribiccu, possibly a metathesis of *(i)bicirru (chamois), ultimately borrowed from the same Alpine Proto-Indo-European language that produced Latin ibex and camocis (see English chamois). Cognate with Old Spanish bezerro.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bezerro m

  1. calf (young cow or bull)

DescendantsEdit


Old SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin becerrus, from Iberian *ribiccu, possibly a metathesis of *(i)bicirru (chamois), ultimately borrowed from the same Alpine Proto-Indo-European language that produced Latin ibex and camocis (see English chamois). Compare Latin ībex and Old Portuguese bezerro.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bezerro m (plural bezerros)

  1. calf
    • c. 1200, Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 2r. a.
      e el fue alas bacas. e aduxo vn bezerro tierno. e lech. & mãteca.
      then he went where the cows were and brought back a young calf, some milk and curds.
    • Idem, f. 20v. b.
      e mato el señor del pueblo muchos por lo q̃ fizieron el bezerro q̃ fizo aron
      then the Lord killed many among the people for what they had done with the calf made by Aaron.

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese bezerro. Compare Latin ībex and Spanish becerro.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bezerro m (plural bezerros, feminine bezerra, feminine plural bezerras)

  1. calf (young cow or bull)

ReferencesEdit

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN