Title

Origins of the Verb 'Trabajar' in Spanish (El Origen de Trabajar)

Published In

Neophilologus

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2001

Subjects

Spanish language -- Semantics, Spanish language -- History, Spanish language -- Etymology

Abstract

We have seen published polemic studies, some of them more accurate than others, about the etymological and semantic origin of trabajar and trabajo. In the field of modern philology it is not new to wonder about the evolution of TRIPALIARE as most problems that have derived from it have already been solved by the contribution of notable philologists. The aim of this brief study is to analyze the existing theories about this word and further contribute to understanding the relation between the Latin root and the English words travail, travel.

Description

© 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Note: At the time of writing, Eva Nunez-Mendez was affiliated with the University of Houston.

DOI

10.1023/A:1010396910626

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21188