See also: Merlo, mèrlo, and merlò

GalicianEdit

 
Merlo

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

merlo m (plural merlos)

  1. blackbird
    • 1894, Luís Otero Pimentel, Truada de rapaces:
      Dempois vin dúas lavandeiras que depenicaban unha espiga de trigo na leira de Xan de Pedreira, unha pomba que voaba pró souto de Fonte Boa, unha péga que fuxía de un lagarteiro, catro corvos que espaturraban un canciño morto na carballeira, un melro que asubiaba entre as follas dun cereixo, un carpinteiro que facía o burato pró seu niño; e unha laverca que rebulía no aire, con unha miñoquiña no pico.
      After this I saw two wagtails which were pecking a wheat spike at the field of Xan de Pedreira, a dove flying to the wood of Fonte Boa, a magpie fleeing from a kestrel, four ravens which were clawing at a dead pup at the oak grove, a blackbird whistling in the leaves of a cherry tree, a woodpecker making the hole of its nest; and a lark fluttering in the air with a little earthworm in its beak.
    Synonyms: merla, merliño

ReferencesEdit

  • melr” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • merlo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • merlo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • merlo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

NounEdit

merlo m (plural merli, feminine merla)

  1. blackbird
  2. (slang) pushover or weakling; sucker, patsy, or dupe; a chump
Derived termsEdit
Further readingEdit
  • merlo1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin merulus (battlement). Probably cognate with French merlon, English merlon, Spanish merlón.

NounEdit

merlo m (plural merli)

  1. battlement
Derived termsEdit
Further readingEdit
  • merlo3 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

merlo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of merlare

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

NounEdit

merlo

  1. blackbird

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin merŭlum, from Latin merula.

NounEdit

merlo m (plural merlos)

  1. blackbird
  2. brown wrasse (fish)
    Synonym: budión

Further readingEdit