maraña

See also: maraṇa

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Attested since the 14th century; probably from a substrate language; perhaps related to French baragne (hedge, net).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maraña f (plural marañas)

  1. skein of crude flax or tow yarn
    • 1348, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 152:
      acharedes en casa na mia ucha cinquoeenta uaras de lenço que seen ordidas et cinquo maranas de fiado cruu et tres de cozido
      you'll find at my in home in my chest fifty yards of cloth with are woven and five skeins of crude yarn and three of whitened ones
    Synonyms: madeixa, meada
  2. brushwood; underbrush
    Synonym: broza
  3. (botany) Chadophora rupestris

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • maraña” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2012.
  • marana” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2016.
  • maraña” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • maraña” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • maraña” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “maraña”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Iberian

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈɾaɲa/, [maˈɾa.ɲa]

NounEdit

maraña f (plural marañas)

  1. thicket
  2. tangle, muddle, jumble, snarl

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN

Further readingEdit