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EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese eixame (Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin exāmen. Cognate with Portuguese enxame, Spanish enjambre, Catalan eixam, Occitan eissam, French essaim and Italian sciame.

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NounEdit

enxame m (plural enxames)

  1. swarm
  2. beehive
    • 1411, M. Mar Graña Cid (ed.), Las órdenes mendicantes en el obispado de Mondoñedo. El convento de san Martín de Villaoriente (1374-1500), page 260:
      Item mando a iglesia de (...) hun eyxame que seia para o lume
      Item, I grant to the church of (...) a beehive, for the light

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ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese eixame, from Latin exāmen.

Cognate with Galician enxame, Spanish enjambre, Catalan eixam, Occitan eissam, French essaim and Italian sciame.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

enxame m (plural enxames)

  1. swarm

Derived termsEdit