xota

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Spanish jota, from Mozarabic *šáwta (jump), from Latin saltō (I dance).

Noun[edit]

xota f (plural xotas)

  1. A popular dance with a lively rhythm, common in Aragon, Navarre, and Valencia.
  2. Barb, the backwards point of the fishhook.