chencha

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a semi-learned borrowing from Latin scientia.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃent͡ʃa̝/, /ˈt͡ʃɛnt͡ʃa̝/

Noun[edit]

chencha f (plural chenchas)

  1. (familiar) head; intelligence; reason
    Pobre home! Está mal da chencha!
    Poor man! He's bad in his head!
    Synonyms: cabeciña, sentidiño
  2. (familiar) skill
    Synonyms: xeito

References[edit]

  • chencha” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  1. ^ Rivas Quintas, Eligio (2015). Dicionario etimolóxico da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo. →ISBN, s.v. chencha.