bucca

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bucca (plural buccas)

  1. (Britain) A storm spirit in Cornish folklore, formerly believed to inhabit mines and coastal communities.
    • 2008, Oliver Berry, Belinda Dixon, Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England (page 273)
      a fabled menagerie of fairies, buccas, sprites and giants

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Noun[edit]

bucca (plural buccas)

  1. mouth

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Celtic origin (compare Gaulish bocca, boca), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeHw- (to swell, puff), itself imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbuk.ka/, [ˈbʊk.ka]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bucca f (genitive buccae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) cheek
  2. (Medieval Latin) mouth

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bucca buccae
genitive buccae buccārum
dative buccae buccīs
accusative buccam buccās
ablative buccā buccīs
vocative bucca buccae

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bukkô (male goat), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰugo- (buck). Akin to Old High German boc, Old Norse bukkr, Middle Dutch boc, Avestan 𐬠𐬏𐬰𐬀 (būza, buck, goat), Old Armenian բուծ (buc, lamb), Old English bucc (male deer).

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bucca m (nominative plural buccan)

  1. he-goat

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Sicilian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bucca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbukka/
  • Hyphenation: bùc‧ca

Noun[edit]

bucca f (plural bucchi)

  1. mouth