broa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese broa, of Germanic origin.

Noun[edit]

broa (countable and uncountable, plural broas)

  1. A type of cornbread made in Portugal, Galicia and Brazil with wheat, rye and yeast.

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Obscure. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese borõa (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria); cognate with Portuguese broa and Asturian borona, from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia. Not directly from Germanic *braudą (bread) or Celtic *barginā- (bread), but perhaps derived from Proto-Indo-European *bʰars- (spike, prickle) (compare Welsh bara (bread), Latin far (spelt), Serbo-Croatian бра̏шно/brȁšno ‘flour’, Albanian bar (grass), Ancient Greek Φήρον (Phḗron, plant deity)).[1]

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Noun[edit]

broa f (plural broas)

  1. black bread: bread made of rye, millet and maize
    • 1805, anonymous, Representación dos veciños da Pontedeva (in Ramón Mariño Paz, 2008, Papés d'emprenta condenada. A escrita galega entre 1797 e 1846, page 21-23):
      non pode querer ó noso Rey que lle paguemos un carto polo neto do viño, que non podemos vender á ochavo. Os probes non comemos mais ca un pouco de pan, ou bróa ruin, e unhas berzas sin adubo. Si nos quita a pinga do viño, ¿que forza emos ter para traballar as terras?
      our King can't pretend that we pay a quarter by each pint of wine [we consume], when we can't even sell it for half a quarter. We the poor people eat but a little of bread, or bad black bread, and some greens without seasoning. If He takes this little wine, what strength we'll have left for working the lands?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. borona.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

broa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of bro

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese borõa, of uncertain origin; see that entry for more.

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Noun[edit]

broa f (plural broas)

  1. broa (type of cornbread made in Portugal, Galicia and Brazil)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:broa.

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