vecera

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Spanish vecera, from vez.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vecera f (plural veceres)

  1. (uncountable) a system whereby villagers take turns watching a communal herd
    • 1991, Equipu Bueida, El Pueblo Quirosán: una Unidá Social in Cultures, Academia de la Llingua Asturiana, page 36:
      La vecera foi acabando nos pueblos de Quirós alredor de finales de los cincuenta y principios de los sesenta d’esti sieglu.
      The vecera started disappearing in the villages of Quirós around the end of the fifties and beginning of the sixties of this century.
  2. the herd herded with this system
    • 1991, Equipu Bueida, El Pueblo Quirosán: una Unidá Social in Cultures, Academia de la Llingua Asturiana, page 29:
      La vecera tenía de salir y tornar tolos díes al pueblu.
      The vecera had to leave and return to the village every day.