See also: Crista and cristã

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: krĭsˈtə, IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪstə/
  • Hyphenation: cris‧ta

NounEdit

crista (plural cristae or cristæ)

  1. The internal compartments formed by the inner membrane of a mitochondrion, where many chemical reactions take place.
  2. A dental crest

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese crista, from Latin crista.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest
  2. comb, tuft (of animals)
  3. ridge
  4. (botany) hydropiper (Polygonum hydropiper)
  5. (botany) lady's thumb (Persicaria maculosa)
  6. Synonym: crista de galo

ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Cognate with crinis (hair), crispus (curly). Cognate with Albanian krip. Confer Ancient Greek κόρση (kórsē, temple (anatomy))

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NounEdit

crista f (genitive cristae); first declension

  1. (of a helmet) the crest, the plume
    Crista galeae.
    The plume of a helmet.
    Galea decora comanti cristae.
    An helmet decorated with a plumed crest.
  2. the comb or tuft on the head of animals (most frequently of a rooster or a cock)
    Illi surgunt cristae.
    He carries his head high.
    Crista galli.
    The comb of a rooster.
  3. the tuft of leaves on plants
    Crista foliorum.
    The tuft of the leaves.
  4. (anatomy) the clitoris

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative crista cristae
Genitive cristae cristārum
Dative cristae cristīs
Accusative cristam cristās
Ablative cristā cristīs
Vocative crista cristae

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NounEdit

cristā

  1. ablative singular of crista

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese crista, cresta, from Latin crista.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest
  2. ridge

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin crista. See also the inherited doublet cresta.

NounEdit

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest (of a helmet)