EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ch- +‎ have, from ich + have.

ContractionEdit

chave

  1. (West Country, obsolete) I have
    • 1839, An Exmoor Scolding, London: John Russell Smith, page 11:
      Chad et in my meend, and zo chave still. Bet chawnt drow et out bevore tha begen'st agen, and than chell.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Holloway, William (1840) A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, London: John Russell Smith, page 27

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chave f (plural chaves)

  1. key (to open doors)
    • 1416, Á. Rodríguez González (ed.), Libro do Concello de Santiago (1416-1422). Santiago de Compostela: Consello da Cultura Galega, page 10:
      O dito conçello mandaron que as personas que tinan as chaves das portas da dita çidade que as fezesen çarrar cada noyte porque non viese por elas dano a a dita çidade
      Said Council ordered that the persons who had the keys to the doors of said city should made them close each night, so that no harm can come through them to said city
  2. key (of musical instrument)
  3. key (crucial step)
  4. wrench, spanner
  5. curly bracket
  6. faucet, tap, water tap, spigot
  7. switch (a device to turn electric current on and off or direct its flow)
  8. (wrestling) hold (position or grip used to control the opponent)
  9. (sports) a local sport or game
    Synonym: xogo da chave
  10. type of knot

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Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See ch-.

VerbEdit

chave

  1. I have
    • William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
      Kissyng and lying ich see is all one:
      And chave no mony, chul tell true therfore.

PortugueseEdit

 
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chave

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese chave (key), from Latin clāvis, clāvem (key), from Proto-Italic *klāwis (bolt, lock, bar), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u- (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors) (possibly through an Ancient Greek intermediate).

Cognate with Galician chave, Spanish llave, Catalan clau, Occitan clau, French clé, Italian chiave and Romanian cheie. Doublet of clave, a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈʃa.vi/, [ˈʃa.vi]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈʃa.vɨ/, [ˈʃa.vɨ]

  • IPA(key): (South Brazil) /ˈʃa.ve/
  • Hyphenation: cha‧ve
  • Rhymes: -avi, -avɨ

NounEdit

chave f (plural chaves)

  1. key (object that opens and closes a lock)
    Chave do portão.
    Key to the gate.
  2. key (object that is inserted into a device and rotated to activate it)
    Chave do carro.
    Car key.
  3. any of several tools designed to turn screws, bolts, nuts, etc., especially a spanner
    Chave de fenda.
    Screwdriver.
  4. (typography) curly bracket (name of the characters { and })
    Coloque o valor entre chaves.
    Put the value between curly brackets.
    Synonym: chaveta
  5. (figuratively) key (crucial step, element or requirement)
    Terminar no prazo é a chave para o sucesso de nosso produto.
    Finishing within schedule is the key to our product’s success.
  6. (figuratively) keys (free access to something)
  7. (computing) key; password
  8. (cryptography) key (a string used to encode or decode text)
  9. (databases) key (value that identifies a row in a table)
  10. (music) a key of a wind instrument
  11. (music) tuning lever; tuning wrench; hammer (tool used to tune certain stringed instruments)
  12. winder (key or knob used to wind a clockwork mechanism)
  13. (electricity) the switch of a circuit breaker
  14. (puzzles) the clue to an answer
  15. (sports) group; pool (in a tournament, a set of players or team who play against one another)
  16. (rail transport) the mechanism that activates a switch
  17. (architecture) the keystone of a vault
  18. (music, obsolete) Synonym of clave

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AdjectiveEdit

chave (invariable, comparable)

  1. key; crucial; indispensable

See alsoEdit