torga

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Latin torques.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torga f (plural torgues)

  1. a pole tied horizontally to the head of a sheep, calf or pig so it doesn’t get through fences
    • 1991, Equipu Bueida, El Pueblo Quirosán: una Unidá Social in Cultures, Academia de la Llingua Asturiana, page 59:
      Anque nel puertu el pastu ye llibre y el ganáu anda per too ensin denguna torga, cada braña o macháu pertenez a un pueblu.
      Even though in the summer pasture the pasture is free and the livestock walks all around without any torga, each braña or macháu belongs to a village.