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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan caissa, from Latin capsa. Doublet of capsa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixes)

  1. box
  2. savings bank

Usage notesEdit

There is a semantical difference in the usage of caixa and capsa according to their size. Boxes larger than a shoebox are usually called caixa, while boxes smaller than a shoebox (e.g. for matches, confectioneries, pills) are capsa.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cajxa, qajxa, from Latin capsa. Cognate with Portuguese caixa and Spanish caja.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixas)

  1. box
    • 1426, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Historia de la Santa A. M. Iglesia de Santiago de Compostela, XI, nº Adicións-1.1, pages 79-92:
      iten outras duas cruzes; a hua pequena, en que esta lyno domini, cuberta de follas douro, que adoran esta feyra mayor, et esta gardada en hua cayxa de madeyro; et a outra cruz mays grande, en que esta haun cruçifiçio con duas omajees, et dous escudos de armas de bendaña, et outros dous escudos con dous leoos, et o pee byrtado dela, et he toda de prata dourada
      item, two more crosses: a small one, in which is "lyno domini", covered with gold leaf, that they adore this major feast, and is kept in a wooden box; an another larger cross, in which is a crucifix with two images, and two coat of arms of the Bendaña family, and another two coats with two lions, and its foot is broken, and is made of gilded silver
  2. coffin
    Synonyms: ataúde, cadaleito, féretro
  3. (music) drum
    Synonym: tambor
  4. cash desk
  5. cash box, cash register
  6. gearbox
  7. savings bank

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ReferencesEdit

  • cajxa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • caixa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • caixa” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • caixa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cajxa, qajxa, from Latin capsa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caixa f (plural caixas)

  1. box
    Chutei a caixaI kicked the box
  2. (music) Clipping of caixa de guerra; snare drum (Brazilian percussion instrument used in a samba bateria)

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NounEdit

caixa m, f (plural caixas)

  1. cashier (one who works at a till handling payments)
    Aquele caixa trabalha bem.That cashier works well.

ReferencesEdit

  • The Oxford Paperback Portuguese Dictionary, 1996