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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

13th century. Unknown. From esmorir (to faint) +‎ -ecer, probably from Vulgar Latin emorescĕre, frequentative of Latin ēmori, ēmorior (I die (out)), from Latin morior (to die), whence Galician morrer (to die); but note also Old English smorian (to choke, suffocate). Cognate to Portuguese esmorecer and Spanish esmorecer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /esmoɾeˈθeɾ/, (western) /esmoɾeˈseɾ/

VerbEdit

esmorecer (first-person singular present esmorezo, first-person singular preterite esmorecín, past participle esmorecido)

  1. (intransitive) to falter, wilt
    Antonym: desesmorecer
  2. (intransitive) to decay, wither
  3. (intransitive) to faint
    • c. 1350, Kelvin M. Parker (ed.), Historia Troyana. Santiago: Instituto "Padre Sarmiento", page 288:
      Et esmoresçeu en tal maneyra que pouco nẽ moyto nõ suspiraua nẽ saya d'ela folgo.
      And she fainted in such a way that, neither much nor little, she didn't sigh or breathe

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin emorescĕre, frequentative of Latin ēmori, ēmorior (I die (out)),[1] from Latin morior (to die), whence Portuguese morrer (to die); but note also Old English smorian (to choke, suffocate). Cognate to Galician esmorecer and Spanish esmorecer.

VerbEdit

esmorecer (first-person singular present indicative esmoreço, past participle esmorecido)

  1. (transitive) to dishearten; discourage
    Synonym: desalentar
  2. (intransitive) to falter; wilt
    Synonym: desanimar

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ esmorecer” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. [em linha]. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003-2019.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin emorescĕre, frequentative of Latin ēmori, ēmorior (I die (out)), from Latin morior (to die), whence Spanish murrir (to die); but note also Old English smorian (to choke, suffocate). Cognate to Galician esmorecer and Portuguese esmorecer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /esmoɾeˈθeɾ/, /esmoɾeˈseɾ/

VerbEdit

esmorecer

  1. (intransitive, reflexive) to falter; wilt
    Synonym: desfallecer

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.