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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese lixo, of uncertain origin. Possible etymologies include:

Cognate with Portuguese lixo

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lixo m (plural lixos)

  1. garbage; waste; rubbish; filth; dirt (useless material to be discarded)
    • 1438, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 127:
      Que o dito que aposte os ditos baños et os alinpe ben, fasta o soo, de todo lixo et lodo que touveren
      That the aforementioned man should ready the aforementioned baths, and clean them correctly, till the ground, of any dirt and mud that they can have
  2. rubbish bin (small container for waste)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese lixo, of uncertain origin. Possible etymologies include:

Cognate of Galician lixo

NounEdit

lixo m (plural lixos)

  1. garbage; waste; rubbish (useless material to be discarded)
  2. rubbish bin (small container for waste)
  3. (colloquial) crap (something of poor quality)
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

lixo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of lixar
    Eu lixo minhas unhas.
    I file my nails.