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EtymologyEdit

13th century. From Vulgar Latin *clavicla, from Latin clāvicula. Doublet of clavícula.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chavella f (plural chavellas)

  1. drawbar, peg, etc, used to join a plough to a yoke, or in general any two elements together
    • 1280, M. Romaní Martínez (ed.), La colección diplomática de Santa María de Oseira (1025-1310). Santiago: Tórculo Edicións, page 1090:
      Et disso demayz que este Fernan Eanes foy a o agro en que anda semeando esse Pedro Eanes et tirou a chavella a o arado et adussollos ata Montogo et leyxoulo en Montogo
      He also said that this Fernán Eanes went to the field that Pedro Eanes was working, and he pulled out the drawbar of the plough, and he took it to Montoxo and left it there
    Synonyms: chavello, chavellón, pígaro
  2. bolt for securing doors or windows
    Synonym: tarabelo

ReferencesEdit

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