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GalicianEdit

 
Os maios
 
Os maios

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese mayo, from Latin Māius.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maio m (plural maios)

  1. May
    Maio me molla, maio me enxuga, con raza de sol e raza de chuvia (traditional song)
    May soaks me, May makes me dry, with rays of sun and gusts of rain
  2. (in the plural) traditional celebration held the first day of May
  3. vegetable construction made for this celebration
  4. person that during the aforementioned feast covers his or her clothes with flowers and twigs
  5. traditional song sing during the celebrations held the first day of May

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese mayo, from Latin Māius.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈmaj.u/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmaj.u/, /ˈmaj.ʊ/, /ˈmaj.o/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mai‧o
  • Rhymes: -aju

NounEdit

maio m (plural maios)

  1. May

Usage notesEdit

The names of the months used to be capitalized in European Portuguese until the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990; currently, both European and Brazilian standards prescribe against the capitalization.

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit