See also: Cavala

Franco-Provençal

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Occitan cavala, Piedmontese cavala, Italian cavalla, or a combination of these.

Noun

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cavala f (plural cavales) (ORB large)

  1. female horse, mare
    Synonyms: èga, jument
    Coordinate term: chevâl m

References

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  • jument in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • cavala in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

Further information

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  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 1062: “un cavallo; la cavalla” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • ALF: Atlas Linguistique de la France[1] [Linguistic Atlas of France] – map 736: “jument” – on lig-tdcge.imag.fr

French

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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cavala

  1. third-person singular past historic of cavaler

Occitan

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin caballa.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [kaˈβalo]
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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cavala f (plural cavalas)

  1. mare
    Synonym: èga

Piedmontese

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin caballa.

Noun

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cavala f

  1. mare

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Latin caballa. Compare Spanish caballa.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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cavala f (plural cavalas)

  1. mackerel (edible fish of genus Scomber or Scomberomorus)
    Synonym: sarda

Usage notes

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  • Although "cavala" is etymologically the feminine form of "cavalo", its meaning is not related to the female horse, which is called égua (from Latin equa).

Spanish

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Verb

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cavala

  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of cavar combined with la