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encrucillada

EtymologyEdit

13th century. From encrucillar (to cross), derived from cruz (cross), from Latin crux (cross), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, to bend). Cognate with Portuguese encruzilhada and Spanish encrucijada.

NounEdit

encrucillada f (plural encrucilladas)

  1. crossroad (intersection)
    • 1296, M. Lucas Alvarez & P. P. Lucas Domínguez (ed.), San Pedro de Ramirás. Un monasterio femenino en la Edad Media. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Publicacións de Caixa Galicia, page 447:
      damos et outorgamus a uos [...] hun noso casal que a o moesteiro de Ramiraes en Uallongo enna Encrucillada, o casar en que morou Martin Bóó
      we give and grant to you [...] our farm that the monastery of Ramirás has in Valongo, at the crossroad, the farm where Martín Boo dwelt
  2. (figuratively) a difficult situation

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