See also: sèrpe

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French serpe, from Vulgar Latin *sarpa, from Latin sarpō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɛʁp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁp

NounEdit

serpe f (plural serpes)

  1. billhook, pruning hook, sickle (agricultural implement often with a curved or hooked end to the blade used for pruning or cutting thick, woody plants)

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GalicianEdit

 
Christianized serpe or bicha of Gondomil, a winged serpent sculpture of unknown chronology, Gondomil, Galicia

EtymologyEdit

Attested since circa 1300. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin serpes, from Latin serpēns. Cognate with Portuguese serpe, Spanish sierpe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

serpe f (plural serpes)

  1. serpent, snake
    • 1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., page 111:
      O cõde Fernã Gonçaluez andaua ontre [os] mouros, ferĩdo et matando assy com̃o [se] fosse serpe rauyosa
      Count Fernán González was among the Moors, wounding and killing them as if he was a rabid serpent
    Synonyms: bicha, cobra, cóbrega

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ReferencesEdit

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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin serpes, from Latin serpēns, from serpō (crawl, creep), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-.

NounEdit

serpe f (plural serpi)

  1. snake
  2. viper (figurative)

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

serpe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serpō

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

serpe f (oblique plural serpes, nominative singular serpe, nominative plural serpes)

  1. serpent, snake

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese serpe, from Vulgar Latin serpes, from Latin serpēns, from serpō (crawl, creep), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-.

Cognate with Galician serpe, Spanish sierpe, Catalan serp, Occitan sèrp, Italian serpe and Romanian șarpe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

serpe f (plural serpes)

  1. serpent, snake
  2. (heraldry, mythology) wyvern
  3. (figuratively) an ugly person

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