cuña

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See also: cuna, Cuna, cùna, cunã, and cüna

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 15th century. Ultimately from Latin cuneus. Cognate with Portuguese cunha and Spanish cuña.

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Noun[edit]

cuña f (plural cuñas)

  1. wedge
    • 1438, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 411:
      Et mais que o dito señor obispo e cabíidoo e conçello que dían ao dito Sueyro e a Diego Aafonso pera a dita obra toda a pedra e madeira e crabageen e calabres e petrechos... e meestres e feramentas e cuñas e marras e todas las outras cousas que feser mester et foren necesarias pera se a dita obra faser
  2. chock (for wheel)
    Synonym: calzo
  3. (figured) influence; connections

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References[edit]

  • cuña” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cuña” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cuña” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cuña” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cuño or from Vulgar Latin *cunea, from Latin cuneus. Compare Portuguese cunha.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuña f (plural cuñas)

  1. wedge
  2. chock (for wheel)
  3. (typography) quoin
  4. (colloquial) influence, weight, pull
  5. (television, radio) slot, spot
  6. (anatomy) cuneus (portion of the occipital lobe)
  7. (colloquial, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Rep., El Salvador) connections
    Synonyms: enchufe, palanca

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