denociña

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Galician[edit]

Doniña or donicela ("least weasel")

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese donezỹa (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria, where it is presented as a characteristically Galician word), from Vulgar Latin *domnicella (weasel), reanalyzed as *donic- + -ella, and them suffixed with -iña.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /denoˈθiɲa̝̝/, (western) /denoˈsiɲa̝̝/

Noun[edit]

denociña f (plural denociñas)

  1. weasel (Least weasel)
    Synonyms: donicela, doniña

References[edit]

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