cobaia

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

cobaia f (plural cobaias)

  1. guinea pig

Portuguese[edit]

cobaia

Etymology[edit]

From or sharing an origin with Spanish cobaya, from Old Tupi.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /koˈbaj.ɐ/ [koˈbaɪ̯.ɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /koˈbaj.a/ [koˈbaɪ̯.a]

  • Rhymes: -ajɐ
  • Hyphenation: co‧bai‧a

Noun[edit]

cobaia f (plural cobaias)

  1. (zoology) guinea pig (rodent)
    Synonyms: cávia, sauiá
  2. (figuratively) guinea pig (volunteer for an experiment)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: cobaye