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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese empregar, from Latin implicāre, present active infinitive of implicō (I entangle). Doublet of implicar.

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empregar (first-person singular present emprego, first-person singular preterite empreguei, past participle empregado)

  1. to employ (to give someone a job)
    Synonym: contratar
  2. to employ; to make use of (to put into use)
    Synonyms: usar, utilizar
  3. (archaic) to put to good use
    • 1470, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 362:
      tódolos outros diseron juntamente que esteueram no arroydo e que uiran matar ao irmao de Gonçaluo Roíz e seu cunhado e outros pyós e que uiram tyrar a Fernán de Sam Payo, e dyserom que ele fezera muytas fyrydas e matara ó dito Gonçaluo Roz, e que ouuera muitos dynheyros dos ditos fynados, e mais diseron que se gauaba que de XX tyros que tyrara que todos empregara, saluo dous
      all the rest said altogether that they were at the riot and that they saw how Gonzalvo Rois' brother, and his brother-in-law, and other pawns, were killed; and that they saw Fernán de Sampaio shooting; and they said that he caused many wounds and that he killed the aforementioned Gonzalvo Rois, and that he took many moneys from the dead; and they added that he was boasting that of twenty shots he had thrown, all but two were put to good use

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ReferencesEdit

  • empregar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • empreg” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • empregar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • empregar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese empregar, from Latin implicāre, present active infinitive of implicō (I entangle). Doublet of implicar.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

empregar (first-person singular present indicative emprego, past participle empregado)

  1. to employ (to give someone a job)
  2. to employ; to make use of (to put into use)

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