lanceiro

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from lanza +‎ -eiro, or possibly from Late Latin lanceārius, from Latin lancea.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [lanˈθejɾʊ], (western) [lanˈsejɾʊ]

NounEdit

lanceiro m (plural lanceiros)

  1. (military) spearman (soldier armed with a spear)
  2. (military) lancer (cavalry soldier armed with a lance weapon)
  3. (archaic, military, architecture) embrasure
    • 1395, Miguel González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 557:
      se alguas seeteyras ou lançeyros estan feytas en a parede da dicta casa, que as çarren de pedra et que as non abran nunca nen façan y outras alguas a saluo fique en o sotoo da dicta casa as lumeeyras que foren neçesarias et perteesçentes para dar lume ao dicto sotoo que non seian por maneyra de defensa algua
      if some arrowslits or embrasures are built in the walls of that tower house, they must be closed in stone, never to be reopened, and they shouldn't build new ones, with this exception, that in the ground floor there should be enough and sufficient skylights for lightening the aforementioned ground floor, but as long as they can't be used for defense

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ReferencesEdit

  • lanceiro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • lançeyro” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • lanceiro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • lanceiro” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from lança +‎ -eiro, or possibly from Late Latin lanceārius[1][2], from Latin lancea.

NounEdit

lanceiro m (plural lanceiros)

  1. (military) spearman (soldier armed with a spear)

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ReferencesEdit