See also: Praia

Galician edit

 praia on Galician Wikipedia

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese praya, from Late Latin plagia, from Latin plaga (tract, region).

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Noun edit

praia f (plural praias)

  1. beach (shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly)

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Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese praia, from Late Latin plagia,[1][2] from Latin plaga (tract, region).[3] Doublet of plaga.

Cognate with Galician praia, Spanish playa, Catalan platja, Occitan plaja, French plage and Italian spiaggia.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpɾaj.ɐ/ [ˈpɾaɪ̯.ɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpɾaj.a/ [ˈpɾaɪ̯.a]

  • Rhymes: -ajɐ
  • Hyphenation: prai‧a

Noun edit

praia f (plural praias)

  1. beach (shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly)
    • 1572, Luís de Camões, Os Lusíadas, First Canto:
      Mas os Mouros que andauão pela praya, / Por lhe defender a agoa deſejada, / Hum de eſcudo embarcado, & de azagaya, / Outro de arco encuruado, & ſeta eruada: []
      But the Moors who were around the beach, / to defend its desired water, / one who was embarked with a shield and an assegai, / other with a harsh bow and thrown arrow: [...]

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  • Hong Kong English: praya
  • Hunsrik: Praia
  • Nheengatu: praya

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