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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin capra.

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabres)

  1. goat (animal)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan cabra, from Latin capra, from caper, from Proto-Indo-European *kápros.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabres)

  1. goat (mammal)

Usage notesEdit

The term cabra can be used of a goat in general or of an adult female goat. An adult male goat is either the related term cabró or boc.

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Franco-ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Occitan cabra, from Latin capra. Doublet of inherited chiévra.

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabres)

  1. goat
    Synonym: chiévra

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cabra

  1. third-person singular past historic of cabrer

GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cabra (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin cabra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabras)

  1. goat
    Synonym: cabuxa
  2. blackbelly rosefish (Helicolenus dactylopterus)
  3. (in the plural) stains in the legs caused by excessive heat
  4. gaper, comber (Serranus cabrilla)

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ReferencesEdit

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

ItalianEdit

OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan cabra, from Latin capra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabras)

  1. (Languedoc) goat

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PortugueseEdit

 
cabra

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cabra, from Latin capra, from caper, from Proto-Indo-European *kápros (buck, he-goat). Compare Spanish cabra, Catalan cabra, Italian capra, French chèvre and Romanian capră.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabras)

  1. she-goat; nanny goat (female goat)
  2. (vulgar, offensive) bitch (despicable woman)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish cabra, from Latin capra, from caper, from Proto-Indo-European *kápros.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkabɾa/, [ˈkaβɾa]

NounEdit

cabra f (plural cabras, masculine cabro, masculine plural cabros)

  1. female goat
  2. goat (unknown gender)
  3. (colloquial, Chile) girl

Usage notesEdit

While the general rule for gender-paired nouns in Romance languages is that the male is used when the gender is unknown, the words for goat descending from the Latin capra are an exception, with the feminine form used for goats of indeterminate gender.

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