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Rúa da Raíña ("Queen's street"), Santiago de Compostela

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese raỹa, reỹa, from Latin rēgīna.

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NounEdit

raíña f (plural raíñas)

  1. queen
    Synonym: soberana
  2. chess queen
    Synonym: dama
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Chess pieces in Galician · pezas de xadrez (layout · text)
           
rei raíña, dama torre, roque alfil cabalo peón

Etymology 2Edit

From raia (line), ultimately from Latin radius (ray of light; rod).

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NounEdit

raíña f (plural raíñas)

  1. a sunny moment in a rainy day
    Synonyms: raeira, raiola
  2. hopscotch court

ReferencesEdit

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