See also: Zorro

EnglishEdit

 
Lycalopex culpaeus

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish zorro.

NounEdit

zorro (plural zorros)

  1. A South American canid of the genus Lycalopex, visually similar to (and sometimes referred to as) a fox but more closely related to a wolf.

SynonymsEdit

HyponymsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

zorro

  1. bag

DescendantsEdit

  • Spanish: zurrón

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Attested since the 13th century.[1] Cognate with Spanish zorro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈθoro̝/, (western) /ˈsoro̝/

AdjectiveEdit

zorro m (feminine singular zorra, masculine plural zorros, feminine plural zorras)

  1. slow
    Synonym: lento
  2. humid
    Synonym: lento

NounEdit

zorro m (plural zorros)

  1. bastard son
    Synonym: bastardo
  2. sled, sledge used for moving loads

ReferencesEdit

  • zorro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • zorro” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • zorro” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • zorro” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • zorro” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “zorra”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

SpanishEdit

 
Zorro

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the 15th century, chiefly in the feminine form zorra. Of unclear origin:

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθoro/, [ˈθo.ro]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈsoro/, [ˈso.ro]
  • (file)

NounEdit

zorro m (plural zorros, feminine zorra, feminine plural zorras)

  1. fox (carnivore)
    Synonym: zorra
  2. (Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Yucatán) opossum
    Synonyms: zarigüeya, (Mexico) tlacuache
  3. skunk
    Synonym: zorrillo
  4. (by extension, figuratively) fox (sly or cunning person)
  5. (Argentina) jack (device used to raise and temporarily support a heavy object)
  6. (by extension, figuratively) beacon

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

zorro (feminine zorra, masculine plural zorros, feminine plural zorras)

  1. clever, crafty, sly

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2012, A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective →ISBN, page 39: "The initial attestations of Sp. zorro/zorra 'fox' are from the mid fifteenth century and appear almost exclusively in the feminine, employed in cancionero poetry, with reference to idle, immoral women (cf. mod. zorra 'prostitute'). [] DCECH may well be right in stating that zorro/zorra secondarily became a euphemistic designation for the dreaded fox (cf. raposo so used). [] The late initial documentation of zorro leads to the question [of] whether this word goes back to early Roman Spain or whether it is a later borrowing from Basque, a derivation, as noted above, challenged by Trask (1997: 421). Far from convincing is the unprovable hypothesis in DCECH that zorro goes back to a verb zorrar (whose authenticity I have been unable to verify), allegedly of onomatopoeic origin."