cofia

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Galician[edit]

A Galician woman wearing the traditional cofia

Etymology[edit]

Debated. From Late Latin cofia, of possible West Germanic origin.[1] Compare Middle High German kupfe (cap), Old High German kupphia (cap), English coif, French coiffer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cofia f (plural cofias)

  1. coif, hood (traditionally made in lace and worn by women)
    Synonyms: touca
  2. cloth-like tissue which surrounds the guts of animals
    Synonyms: touca
  3. (archaic) helm, helmet

References[edit]

  • cofia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cofya” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cofia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cofia” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • cofia” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. cofia.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cofia f (plural cofie)

  1. cap
    brimless cylindrical cap with a flat crown, worn by men in Somalia

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

cofia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of cofiar
  2. second-person singular imperative of cofiar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cofia, of West Germanic origin. See also Middle High German kupfe (cap), Old High German kupphia (cap), English coif.

Noun[edit]

cofia f (plural cofias)

  1. cap (head covering of a nurse or waitress)

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cofia

  1. second-person singular imperative of cofio
  2. (literary) third-person singular present / future of cofio
  3. (colloquial) first-person singular future of cofio

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cofia gofia nghofia chofia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.