montaña

See also: montana and Montana

GalicianEdit

 
Pena Surbia (2116 m) and Pena Trevinca (2127 m), highest mountains in Galicia
 
Vivir na montaña ("living in the highlands"), Pradorramisquedo, Ourense

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese montanna (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from non-standard Late Latin montania (mountain), a substantivization of the feminine of montanius (mountainous), itself a 'vulgar' alteration of Classical Latin montānus, from mōns (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men-. Cognate with Portuguese montanha and Spanish montaña.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

montaña f (plural montañas)

  1. highlands
    • 1853, J. M. Pintos, A Gaita Gallega, page 58:
      Alá de donde vimos na montaña a miseria é tan grande que non pode a xente se queixar
      There, where we came from, in the highlands, misery is so large that people can't even complain
  2. mountain

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ReferencesEdit

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish montanna, from non-standard Late Latin montania (mountain), a substantivization of the feminine of montanius (mountainous), itself a 'vulgar' alteration of Classical Latin montānus, from mōns (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /monˈtaɲa/, [mõn̪ˈt̪a.ɲa]
  • Hyphenation: mon‧ta‧ña
  • (file)

NounEdit

montaña f (plural montañas)

  1. mountain
    Synonym: monte

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: Montana

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