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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *tragella or *tragenella, from trahō (I bring): compare tralla (rope; whip), from Latin trāgula. Compare also Portuguese trena and Spanish trena.

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NounEdit

trenla f (plural trenlas)

  1. Alternative form of trela
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) jail, prison
    • 1858, Juan Manuel Pintos, Contos da aldea que parecen historias da vila e historias da vila que parecen contos da aldea, Vigo: El Album del Miño, page 224:
      E logo ese caliveira de ese soldado que a rifa foi o que armou na taberna e na trenla estar debía agora
      And then again, this party animal, this soldier who started the brawl at the tavern and who now should be in jail
    Synonym: cadea

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