choca

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Verb[edit]

chōca

  1. (intransitive) to cry

Nahuatl[edit]

Verb[edit]

choca

  1. to cry, weep[1]
  2. to bleat (of sheep); to roar, growl (of lions, jaguar, bulls); to cry (of birds)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ p.85, A Nahuatl-English Dictionary and Concordance to the Cantares Mexicanos with an Analytical Transcription and Grammatical Notes, John Bierhorst (Stanford University Press, 1985)
  2. ^ ibid.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

choca (1)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese choca, from Medieval Latin clocca (bell), from Gaulish *clocca, from imitative Proto-Indo-European *klak.

Compare English clock and French cloche (bell) and Irish clog (bell, clock).

Noun[edit]

choca m (plural chocas)

  1. bell, cowbell
Synonyms[edit]
uma galinha choca (a broody hen)

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from chocar.

Adjective[edit]

choca f

  1. broody
  2. feminine form of choco

Verb[edit]

choca

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of chocar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of chocar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

choca

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of chocar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of chocar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of chocar.