See also: força, forçà, and fôrça

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan forca), from Latin furca (compare French fourche, Spanish horca).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forca f (plural forques)

  1. fork, pitchfork (for gardening)
  2. gallows

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

 
A Galician vineyard.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese forca (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Late Latin furca (pitchfork). Cognate with Portuguese forca and Spanish horca).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forca f (plural forcas)

  1. pole
    • 1339. M. Mar Graña Cid (ed.), Las órdenes mendicantes en el obispado de Mondoñedo. El convento de san Martín de Villaoriente (1374-1500), page 127:
      que a deuedes dar chantada de vina et ben fercada et [. . ] con forcas et linoos ao pelongo et latas ao traues
      you should plant vines and have it correctly kept [...] with gallows and strings all along, and beams crosswise
  2. gallows pole
  3. pitchfork
    Synonym: forcada
  4. defile, ravine

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin furca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfor.ka/
  • Rhymes: -orka
  • Hyphenation: fór‧ca

NounEdit

forca f (plural forche)

  1. fork (instrument used in agriculture and gardening)
  2. pitchfork
  3. gallows, hanging tree

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *furkō, from Latin furca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfor.kɑ/, [ˈforˠ.kɑ]

NounEdit

forca m

  1. fork

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: forke

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

 
forca

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese forca, from Latin furca.

NounEdit

forca f (plural forcas)

  1. gallows (wooden framework on which persons are put to death by hanging)

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forke (digging fork), from Old English force, forca (forked instrument used to torture), from Proto-West Germanic *furkō (fork), from Latin furca (pitchfork). Doublet of forc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forca f (genitive singular fuirce, plural forcan)

  1. fork
    Synonyms: greimire, forc

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
forca fhorca
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian forza, from Late Latin fortia, ultimately from Latin fortis.

NounEdit

fȏrca f (Cyrillic spelling фо̑рца)

  1. (regional) force
  2. (regional) strength

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