seteira

GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1370 (saeteyra), from saeta (arrow) +‎ -eira.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

seteira m (plural seteiras)

  1. arrowslit
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. A Coruña: Fundación "Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Conde de Fenosa", page 595:
      os portaes erã fortes, et as entradas auesas, et as saeteyras moytas, et as arquetas moytas et de moytas guisas et per çima dos andámeos
      the gates were strong, and the entries unfavorable, and arrowslits many, and the bretèches many and made in many ways and upon the hoardings
    • 1395, Miguel González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 557:
      se alguas seeteyras ou lançeyros estan feytas en a parede da dicta casa, que as çarren de pedra et que as non abran nunca nen façan y outras alguas a saluo fique en o sotoo da dicta casa as lumeeyras que foren neçesarias et perteesçentes para dar lume ao dicto sotoo que non seian por maneyra de defensa algua
      if some arrowslits or embrasures are built in the walls of that tower house, they must be closed in stone, never to be reopened, and they shouldn't build new ones, with this exception, that in the ground floor there should be enough and sufficient skylights for lightening the aforementioned ground floor, but as long as they can't be used for defense
  2. chute which in a watermill directs the water against the waterwheel

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • saeteyra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • seeteyra” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • sateira” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • seteira” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • seteira” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

seta +‎ -eira

NounEdit

seteira f (plural seteiras)

  1. loophole

Further readingEdit

  • seteira” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.