mellorar

GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese mellorar, from Late Latin meliōrāre, present active infinitive of meliōrō, from Latin melior.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (standard) [meʎoˈɾaɾ], [miʎoˈɾaɾ]

VerbEdit

mellorar (first-person singular present melloro, first-person singular preterite mellorei, past participle mellorado)

  1. to improve; to better
    • 1775, María Francisca Isla y Losada, Romance:
      Virés acò meu Dieguiño
      cando ò tempo milloràr,
      porqe si escorrega á Besta
      è esbarroufàs, alabay.
      You'll come here my little Diego
      when the weather improves
      because if the mount slips
      and you sprawl, here goes nothing!
    Antonym: empeorar
  2. to recover
    Synonym: sandar

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ReferencesEdit

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