coruja

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Portuguese[edit]

coruja

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from Late Latin curusa or of onomatopoetic origin. Cognate with Galician curuxa, Asturian curuxa, Leonese curuxa, Mirandese queruja and Spanish coruja, curuja.

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Noun[edit]

coruja f (plural corujas)

  1. owl (a bird)
    Synonym: estrige
    As corujas caçam à noite.
    Owls hunt at night.

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