bágoa

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Galician[edit]

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Attested since circa 1750. From Latin bacula, diminutive of bāca (berry). Compare mágoa.

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bágoa f (plural bágoas)

  1. tear (drop of liquid)
    • 1775, María Francisca Isla y Losada, Romance:
      Estouche feita un Calabre,
      èas vagoas dos ôllos cán
      à cantos me ben no Leyto:
      aÿ miña Virxen da Paz!
      I'm but a cadaver now,
      And tears fall from the eyes
      Of everyone who see me in bed
      Oh, my Virgin of Peace!
    Synonyms: bagulla, lágrima

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