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GalicianEdit

 
saias ("skirts")

Etymology 1Edit

13th century, but well attested since the 10th century in local Medieval Latin documents as saia.[1] From Old Galician and Old Portuguese saya, from Vulgar Latin *săgĭa, from Latin sagum, cognate of Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos); probably from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia (Apian wrote that the word was considered proper of the Celts of Iberia) and ultimately from Celtic.[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaja̝/
  • (file)

NounEdit

saia f (plural saias)

  1. long skirt (women's clothing)
    Synonym: faldra
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

saia

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of saír
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of saír

ReferencesEdit

  • saya” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • saya” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • saia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • saia” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • saia” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Lapesa, Rafael (2004), Manuel Seco, editor, Léxico hispánico primitivo, Pozuelo de Alarcón: Ed. Espasa Calpe, →ISBN, s.v. saia.
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. saya.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَاقِيَة (sāqiya, irrigation) (from a dialect in which q is pronounced as a glottal stop), from سَقَى (saqā, to irrigate). Compare Spanish acequia.

NounEdit

saia f (plural saie)

  1. (regional) A ditch or trench, especially in Sicily

PortugueseEdit

 
saia

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese saya, from Vulgar Latin *săgĭa, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos) (cloak); cognate with Galician saia and archaic Spanish saya.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saia f (plural saias)

  1. a woman's skirt

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DescendantsEdit