cruceiro

GalicianEdit

 
Cruceiro do Hío, Cangas do Morrazo, Galicia

EtymologyEdit

15th century. From cruz (cross) +‎ -eiro. Cognate with Portuguese cruzeiro and Spanish crucero.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɾuˈθejɾo̝/, (western) /kɾuˈsejɾo̝/

NounEdit

cruceiro m (plural cruceiros)

  1. Galician high cross, frequently representing a scene of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and located either at the churchyard or at a crossroad
  2. ridge of a roof
  3. (architecture) crossing (the volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it)

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See alsoEdit

  cruceiro on the Galician Wikipedia.Wikipedia gl

ReferencesEdit

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