See also: preá and preâ

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Latin praeda (booty, prey), from earlier praeheda, from prae + Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (to hold). Cognate with Portuguese preia, English prey.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

prea f (plural preas)

  1. body of a dead animal
  2. prey, game
  3. booty
    • 1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 232:
      Et correullj a terra et astragoulla, et leuou ende muy grandes preas, et o al que ficaua queymoullo todo.
      He raided his land and wasted it, taking away many spoils, and what was left behind he put it in fire
    • 1775, María Francisca Isla y Losada, Romance:
      Anque à prea non hègrande
      si ca si, ò sacristan
      disque à pestàna do figado
      se lle hiba alegrando já.
      Ô cont'hè, si enturra n'eso
      Deus me libre das suas más,
      que'anque eu non queira, na Coba
      de chantarme heche capàz.
      Although the booty is not large,
      anyhow, the sacristan's
      liver's eyes, reportedly,
      were shinning bright.
      The issue is, if he persists,
      God save me from his hands,
      that even if I don't want, in the grave
      he is capable of thrusting me
  4. (regional) delicious food
  5. (figuratively) mean, stupid, or untidy person
    Déixao de molestar, non sexas prea!
    Stop harassing him, don't be mean!

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • prea” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • prea” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • prea” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • prea” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from a Common Slavic *prě, or more likely from Latin prae.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

prea

  1. too
    este prea timpuriu - it's too early
  2. too (quite, very)

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin praeda, from earlier praeheda, from prae- + Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (to hold).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾea/, [ˈpɾe.a]

NounEdit

prea f (plural preas)

  1. taking; something taken

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