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See also: Çanga and c'aŋa



canga f (plural cangues)

  1. canyon


A Galician xugo or canga
A Galician xugo or canga


From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia *cambica ("bent log"), from Proto-Celtic *kambos (twisted, crooked),[1] from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kh₂emb- (to bend, curve).


  • IPA(key): /ˈkaŋɡa̝/, (western) /ˈkaŋka̝/


canga f (plural cangas)

  1. yoke (frame for joining oxen by the neck)
    Synonym: xugo
  2. part of the yoke that surrounds the neck of the ox
  3. any similar gorget or collar used to impede de access of animals to gardens or orchards
  4. twig of a bunch of grapes

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  • canga” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • canga” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • canga” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • canga” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. canga.



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Probably from Bantu, cf. Swahili "kanga" (cloth)


canga f (plural cangas)

  1. yoke (bar place over the shoulders for a person to carry a pair of heavy objects)
  2. yoke (frame for joining oxen by the neck)


  • (frame for joining oxen): jugo