purga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian пурга (purga), probably from Karelian purku, Finnish purku (snowstorm).

Noun[edit]

purga (uncountable)

  1. A fine blizzard of snow in Russia.
    • 2005, James Meek, The People's Act of Love, Canongate 2006, p. 191:
      When the black purga blows it can pile the snow higher than a ship's mast overnight.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

purga f (plural purghe)

  1. purgative, purge, laxative

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

purga

  1. third-person singular present indicative of purgare
  2. second-person singular imperative of purgare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

purgā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of purgō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

purga

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

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

purga

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