See also: ínsua and Insua

GalicianEdit

 
Insua de Seivane (Saint John's island), in the Minho river near Lugo, Galicia

EtymologyEdit

From the earlier ynsoa, from Old Galician and Old Portuguese insua, inssoa, from Latin īnsula (island). Cognate with Portuguese ínsua and Spanish isla.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈinswɐ], [ˈinsu.ɐ]

NounEdit

insua f (plural insuas)

  1. islet, eyot, holm; peninsula; place totally or partially surrounded by rivers and waters
    Synonym: illa

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Old PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

insua f

  1. Alternative form of inssoa