escaleira

GalicianEdit

 
Escaleiras, Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela (17-18th century)
 
Escaleiras, castro de Baroña (Iron Age)

EtymologyEdit

13th century. Adaptation from Spanish escalera, from Late Latin scalaria, from Latin scalae. Compare the doublet esqueira.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

escaleira f (plural escaleiras)

  1. (usually in the plural) stairway
  2. ladder
    • c1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 806:
      prouarõ tres escaleyras de fuste et acharõnas curtas; et desi atarõnas a hũa cõ a outra et deytarõnas a hũa torre
      they tried three wooden ladders but found them too short; and so they tied them together and leaned them against a tower

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

LeoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

escaleira f (plural escaleiras)

  1. ladder

ReferencesEdit