morriña

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate of Portuguese morrinha (murrain) and English murrain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morriña f (uncountable)

  1. longing; nostalgia; homesickness
    • (1986), Luís Caparrós Esperante, O Tempo como Castigo na Lírica de Rosalía in Actas do Congresso Internacional de estudios sobre Rosalía de Castro e o seu tempo, Consello da Cultura Galega, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, page 158:
      A morriña de Galicia confúndese coa morriña do pasado; a morriña do emigrante aseméllase á morriña polos bos tempos idos.
      The longing for Galicia is confused with the longing for the past; the emigrant’s longing is similar to the longing for good times gone by.
  2. murrain

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Galician morriña, ultimately from a form of Latin mori (to die).

Noun[edit]

morriña f (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) homesickness, nostalgia
  2. (veterinary medicine) murrain

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