pergamiño

GalicianEdit

 
A parchment page of the 12th century Codex Calixtinus

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese purgamẽo (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Late Latin pergaminum, from pergamīna, from Ancient Greek Περγαμηνός (Pergamēnós, of Pergamun), which is named for the Ancient city of Pergamon (modern Bergama) in Asia Minor, where it was invented as an expensive alternative for papyrus. Cognate with Portuguese pergaminho, Spanish pergamino, English parchment.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pergamiño m (plural pergamiños)

  1. parchment

ReferencesEdit

  • pergameo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • pergameo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pergamiño” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pergamiño” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.