chaga

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English[edit]

The conk of Inonotus obliquus on a birchtree.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Russian ча́га (čága).

Noun[edit]

chaga (uncountable)

  1. A parasitic fungus of trees, usually birch, found on the circumboreal region of the Northern hemisphere, Inonotus obliquus.
  2. The irregular conk of this fungus, used in East European folk medicine to treat a number of conditions.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

13th century. From Old Portuguese chaga (sore, wound), from Latin plāga (injury), from plangō, from Proto-Indo-European *plak-. Cognate with Spanish llaga.

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chaga f (plural chagas)

  1. sore (injured, infected, inflamed, or diseased patch of skin)
    Synonyms: úlcera
  2. open wound
    Synonyms: ferida

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References[edit]

  • chaga” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • chaga” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • chaga” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese chaga (sore), from Latin plāga (injury), from plangō (strike), from Proto-Indo-European *plak-. Compare Galician chaga, Spanish llaga, French plaie, Italian piaga, Romanian plagă. Doublet of the borrowing praga.

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chaga f (plural chagas)

  1. sore (injured, infected, inflamed, or diseased patch of skin)

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