solteiro

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese solteiro, solteyro, from Latin sōlitārius (lonely).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

solteiro m (feminine singular solteira, masculine plural solteiros, feminine plural solteiras)

  1. single
  2. unmarried
    A culpa morre solteira (proverb)Blame dies unmarried
    • 1473, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 32:
      digo que eu sendo moço solteiro ouben de lourença albres da fregesia de alba criada que foi do meu señor padre a meu fillo bastardo fernan garçia galego
      I said that when I was an unmarried youngster I had from Lourenza Álvarez, from the parish of Alba, servant of my late father, my bastard son, Fernán García Galego
  3. bachelor (a man who has never married), bachelorette (an woman who has never married)

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

solteiro m (plural solteiros, feminine solteira, feminine plural solteiras)

  1. bachelor
    Synonym: mozo solteiro

ReferencesEdit

  • solteiro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • solteiro” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • solteiro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • solteiro” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • solteiro” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese solteiro, solteyro, from Latin sōlitārius (lonely). Compare Spanish soltero, Catalan solter. See also the borrowed doublet solitário. Folk etymology connects it to solto (free, unbound).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /sowˈte(j).ɾu/ [soʊ̯ˈte(ɪ̯).ɾu]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /sowˈte(j).ɾo/ [soʊ̯ˈte(ɪ̯).ɾo]
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /solˈtɐj.ɾu/ [soɫˈtɐj.ɾu], /sɔlˈtɐj.ɾu/ [sɔɫˈtɐj.ɾu]
    • (Central Portugal) IPA(key): /solˈtej.ɾu/ [soɫˈtej.ɾu], /sɔlˈtej.ɾu/ [sɔɫˈtej.ɾu]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /solˈte.ɾu/ [soɫˈte.ɾu], /sɔlˈte.ɾu/ [sɔɫˈte.ɾu]

  • Hyphenation: sol‧tei‧ro

AdjectiveEdit

solteiro (feminine solteira, masculine plural solteiros, feminine plural solteiras)

  1. single
  2. unmarried
  3. celibate

NounEdit

solteiro m (plural solteiros, feminine solteira, feminine plural solteiras)

  1. single (one who is not married or does not have a romantic partner)
  2. bachelor (a man who has never married), bachelorette (an woman who has never married)

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