CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, sowing, seed).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

espora f (plural espores)

  1. spore

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *spurô (spur), from Proto-Indo-European *sperH- (to kick). Cognate of Portuguese espora, Spanish espuela, English spur, German Sporn, Old Norse spori.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

espora f (plural esporas)

  1. spur (implement that is fixed to one’s heel for prodding horses)
  2. spur (naturally growing spike of an animal)
  3. prod

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • espora” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • espora” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • espora” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • espora” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via Old Portuguese espora from Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌰 (spaura), from Proto-Germanic *spurô (spur); compare Old High German sporo, Old Norse spori.

Not to be confused with esporo (spore).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

espora f (plural esporas)

  1. spur (implement that is fixed to one’s heel for prodding horses)
    Synonym: acicate
  2. spur (naturally growing spike of an animal)
  3. (figuratively) stimulus, incentive

Further readingEdit

  • espora” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, sowing, seed) or maybe from Frankish *sporo (spur).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /esˈpoɾa/
  • Hyphenation: es‧po‧ra

NounEdit

espora f (plural esporas)

  1. (botany) spore

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit