cunca

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Galician[edit]

a cunca used for drinking wine

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin concha (mussel, vessel), from Ancient Greek κόγχη (kónkhē, shell, mussel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cunca f (plural cuncas)

  1. bowl
    • 1395, Antonio López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 160:
      mando a miña Neta Tareija sanches todo o aliofar et coraes que eu ey et os esmaltes et o meu Reliquario esmaltado et a miña Cunca de plata dourada et as miñas doas de ouro
      I send to my granddaughter Tareixa Sanchez all of my pearls and corals, and the enamels, and my enamelled relicary and my gilded silver bowl and my beads of gold
    • 1439, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 418:
      Iten, das cunqas e talladores e poças e barcaas e de outras quaes quer vaselas de madeira, que page o vendedor de cada tres mrs un diñeiro
      Item, of the bowls, and plates, and large bowls, and trays, and any other wooden vessel, the seller should pay a denary per three mrs.
  2. basin
    Synonym: bacía
  3. traditional dry measure (a 1/12 or a 1/16 of a ferrado; approximately a litre)
  4. traditional measure of surface (a 1/12 or a 1/16 of a ferrado; approximately 50 sq m)
  5. (anatomy) dimple
  6. (anatomy) orbit, eye socket

Derived terms[edit]

  • lavacuncas (Genista tridentata, literally bowl-washer)

References[edit]

  • cunca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cunca” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cunca” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cunca” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • cunca” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.