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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Perhaps from a Celtic term related to Latin meta (conical heap).[1]

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NounEdit

medoña f (plural medoñas)

  1. barrow; a type of megalithic structure found along Atlantic Europe consisting of a tomb (dolmen) inside a round, artificial hill once coated by a layer of stones
    Synonyms: mámoa, medorra

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ReferencesEdit

  • medoña” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • medoña” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • medoña” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • medoña” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. médano.