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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish casta.

NounEdit

casta (plural castas)

  1. (historical) A hierarchical system of race classification created by Spanish elites in Hispanic America during the eighteenth century.

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast), compare English cast.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

casta f (plural castas)

  1. species, race or kind
    • 1807, anonymous, Segundo diálogo dos esterqueiros:
      ben dicen alí que cando un home ten un bocado, nunca lle marran amigos. Dou ó Demo a casta deles Si non sirven para máis.
      wisely they say that a man which has food never is short of friends. I send to hell their kind if they are good for nothing else
  2. quality
  3. progeny, offspring, group of people who share the same ancestors
  4. caste (hereditary class)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • casta” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • casta” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • casta” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. casta.

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

casta

  1. past participle of cas

AdjectiveEdit

casta

  1. twisted, wound
  2. complicated, intricate, involved
  3. gnarled, bent, wizened

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

casta m sg

  1. genitive singular of casadh

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
casta chasta gcasta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

casta f (plural caste)

  1. caste
  2. establishment; the exclusive class of powerful people thought to really rule Italy

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

casta f sg

  1. feminine singular of casto (chaste)

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

casta

  1. nominative feminine singular of castus
  2. nominative neuter plural of castus
  3. accusative neuter plural of castus
  4. vocative feminine singular of castus
  5. nominative neuter plural of castus

castā

  1. ablative feminine singular of castus

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “casta”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain, possibly from the feminine of casto (chaste) (from Old Portuguese casto, from Latin castus) or from Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌽 (kastan) or 𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (kasts).

NounEdit

casta f (plural castas)

  1. bloodline; lineage
  2. breed; race
  3. species
  4. caste (hereditary social classes)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

casta f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective casto.

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

casta f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective casto.

Etymology 2Edit

Possibly of Germanic origin; compare Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts). Alternatively from a derivative of Latin castus.

NounEdit

casta f (plural castas)

  1. lineage
  2. breed
  3. caste