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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese canada.

NounEdit

canada (plural canadas)

  1. (historical) A former liquid measure of four quartilhos, especially used for wine.

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since the 12th century in Medieval Latin documents. Either from Proto-Germanic *kannǭ (can, tankard, mug, cup), or from Latin canna (canne), and a suffix -ada. Cognate with English can, German Kanne.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

canada f (plural canadas)

  1. (dated) A former liquid measure, usually of four cuartillos, especially used for wine and milk
    • 1390, Mª Luz Méndez Fernández (ed.), Contribución ó estudio dun libro das Tenzas da Catedral de Santiago, page 39:
      dúas cabaaças de vjño de senllas medias canadas et quatro capões
      two gourds of wine, each one containing half a canada, and four capons
  2. a wooden or tin cylindrical jug, with spout and handle
    • 1373, Enrique Cal Pardo (ed.), Colección diplomática medieval do arquivo da catedral de Mondoñedo. Santiago: Consello da Cultura Galega, page 191:
      dous picheles dstanno grandes et dous pequenos et duas canadas grandes
      two large tin tankards and two small ones and two large jugs

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From cana +‎ -ada, from Latin canna. Compare Spanish cañada.

NounEdit

canada f (plural canadas)

  1. a blow with a cane
  2. a rural pathway or lane between fields

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin cannata.

NounEdit

canada f (plural canadas)

  1. a former liquid measure of four quartilhos (pints) (especially relating to wine)