bruja

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Iberian/Celtiberian *bruxtia (compare Catalan bruixa, Portuguese bruxa, Occitan bruèissa), from Proto-Celtic *brixtā (spell, magic) (compare Old Irish bricht (charm), Old Breton brith (magic)). It could instead be akin to a different Celtic word such as Old Irish Brigit (literally high, exalted).

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bruja f (plural brujas, masculine brujo)

  1. witch, sorceress
  2. crone
  3. owl (bird)
  4. knifetooth dogfish (the shark species Scymnodon ringens)

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