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
  2. basin
    Synonym: bacía
  3. traditional measure of capacity and surface (a 1/12 or a 1/16 of a ferrado)
  4. (anatomy) dimple
  5. (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 (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  • cunca” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.