curuxa

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

curuxa f (plural curuxes)

  1. owl (a bird)

Galician[edit]

Curuxa ("barn owl")

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Probably from a substrate language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuˈɾuʃa̝/, /ˈkɾuʃa̝/

Noun[edit]

curuxa f (plural curuxas)

  1. barn owl (Tyto alba); a bird usually considered to bring bad or good luck
    • 1878, Francisco Añón, untitled:
      Por mor de certa rabuxa
      pelengrinei por Europa
      marexaba vento en popa
      pero dixen ¡ai da puxa!
      xa lle vin o rabo á cruxa,
      ando feito un sapo cuncho
      volvome ao patrio corruncho
      Because of certain rage
      I pilgrimaged along Europe
      I was sailing with tailwind
      but I said to myself, geez!
      I've already seen the owl's tail
      and I'm look like a tortoise
      I'm getting back to my native corner
  2. oak apple, oak gall
    Synonyms: bugallo, coco, carrabouxo

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References[edit]

  • curuja” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • curug” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • curuxa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • curuxa” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • curuxa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.