montaña

See also: montana and Montana

GalicianEdit

 
Pena Trevinca, with 2127m, is the highest mountain 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 Vulgar Latin *montānia, montānea, feminine of *montānius, montāneus (mountainous), alteration of Latin montānus, from mōns (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men-. Cognate with Portuguese montanha and Spanish montaña.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

montaña f (plural montañas)

  1. mountain
  2. 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

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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 Medieval Latin montāna, from the feminine of Latin montānus, from mōns (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /monˈtaɲa/, [mõn̪ˈt̪aɲa]
  • Hyphenation: mon‧ta‧ña

NounEdit

montaña f (plural montañas)

  1. mountain

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: Montana

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