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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From monte (hill) +‎ -ón. Compare Portuguese montão and Spanish montón.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

montón m (plural montóns)

  1. heap, pile
    Synonyms: monte, morea, rima
  2. ton, a lot, bunch, heap, loads (a great deal; a great quantity)
    Synonyms: monte, morea

ReferencesEdit

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From monte (mountain) +‎ -ón (augmentative suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /monˈton/, [mõn̪ˈt̪õn]
  • Hyphenation: mon‧tón

NounEdit

montón m (plural montones)

  1. heap, pile (collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation)
  2. ton, a lot, bunch, heap, loads (a great deal; a great quantity)
    Tenemos un montón de cosas de que hablar
    We have a lot to talk about.
    Te quiero un montón.
    I love you a lot.

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