English edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish cuarta (fourth). Doublet of quart, quarter, and cuarto, &c.

Noun edit

cuarta (plural cuartas)

  1. (historical) A traditional Galician unit of dry measure, a quarter-ferrado equivalent to about 3–4.5 L depending on the substance measured.
  2. (historical) Synonym of palmo, quarter-vara, a traditional Spanish unit of length

Asturian edit

Adjective edit

cuarta

  1. feminine singular of cuartu

Galician edit

Adjective edit

cuarta

  1. feminine singular of cuarto

Noun edit

cuarta f (plural cuartas)

  1. (historical) Synonym of palmo, traditional unit of length

Irish edit

Noun edit

cuarta f

  1. (used with numerals) plural of cuairt (circuit; round, course; round; visit; occasion, time)
  2. variant genitive singular of cuairt

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuarta chuarta gcuarta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwaɾta/ [ˈkwaɾ.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -aɾta
  • Syllabification: cuar‧ta

Etymology 1 edit

From cuerda (cord).

Noun edit

cuarta f (plural cuartas)

  1. (Cuba, Puerto Rico) Synonym of disciplina (a hemp whip resembling a cat-o'-nine-tails)
  2. (Mexico) Synonym of látigo (a short horse whip)
Descendants edit
  • English: quirt

Etymology 2 edit

From cuarto (one-fourth, a fourth, a quarter). Doublet of cuarto. As a Galician measure, partially from Galician cuarta. Cognate with Galician cuarta.

Noun edit

cuarta f (plural cuartas)

  1. fourth, quarter (one of four equal divisions of some whole)
    1. (card games) quatorze (set of four similar cards in piquet)
    2. (Catholicism) Synonym of cuarta funeral (the right of a church to part of the payment for its parishioners' funeral and mass services when held elsewhere)
    3. (military) battalion (particularly a battalion forming exactly one-fourth of a company)
    4. (historical) quadrant (an astronomical tool)
    5. (historical) cuarta, quarter-ferrado (a Galician unit of dry measure equivalent to about 3–4.5 L depending on the substance measured)
    6. (historical) Synonym of palmo, quarter-vara (a traditional unit of length equivalent to about 20.8 cm)
    7. (historical) cuarta (a former measure of lumber, indicating a 9×9 inch beam varying in length from 11–25 pies (feet) at different places and times)
    8. (historical) Synonym of cuartera (a former measure of lumber, indicating an 8×8 inch beam 15 feet long)
    9. (historical) Synonym of encuarte (a former form of emergency assistance, the additional fee for irregularly shaped stone or wood)
  2. fourth (the fourth in position)
    1. (music) fourth (a musical interval of five semitones or four degrees of the diatonic scale)
    2. (music) fourth (the string fourth across from another)
    3. (automotive) fourth (the fourth gear of a transmission)
  3. compass point (particularly in a 32-part division)
  4. (Philippines) money
  5. (Andalusia) guide mule (for horsedrawn vehicles)

Adjective edit

cuarta f sg

  1. feminine singular of cuarto

Descendants edit

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