comadre

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since the 15th century. From Late Latin commater, commatrem, from Latin mater.

Cognate with Portuguese comadre, Spanish comadre, Catalan comare and Italian comare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [koˈmaðɾɪ]
  • Hyphenation: co‧ma‧dre

NounEdit

comadre f (plural comadres)

  1. midwife
  2. The godmother of one's child
  3. The mother of one's godchild
  4. A very dear and honoured female friend; cummer
  5. (humorous, mildly derogatory) gossipmonger

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ReferencesEdit

  • comadre” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • comadre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • comadre” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • comadre” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin commatrem, from Latin mater.

Cognate with Catalan comare, Extremaduran comairi, French commère, Galician comadre, Italian comare, Mirandese cumadre, and Spanish comadre.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: co‧ma‧dre

NounEdit

comadre f (plural comadres, masculine compadre, masculine plural compadres)

  1. midwife
  2. the godmother of one's child
  3. the mother of one's godchild
  4. a very dear and honoured female friend
  5. gossip

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DescendantsEdit

  • Kadiwéu: inigomaadile

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin commater, commatrem, from Latin mater.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /koˈmadɾe/ [koˈma.ð̞ɾe]
  • Rhymes: -adɾe
  • Hyphenation: co‧ma‧dre

NounEdit

comadre f (plural comadres)

  1. midwife
  2. the godmother of one's child
  3. the mother of one's godchild
  4. a very dear and honoured female friend
  5. gossip
  6. (colloquial) go-between

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