fiúncho

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 15h century. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *fenunclu, from Latin fēnuculum (fennel), a diminutive of Latin fēnum (hay). Cognate with Portuguese funcho and Spanish hinojo.

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fiúncho m (plural fiúnchos)

  1. fennel (Foeniculum vulgare, a plant)
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 91:
      depois dalle a comer Cousas caentes asy como trigo, feeo, espelqa ou melga, et dalle a beber agooa caente con vino et con semente de feuncho en booa cuentidade.
      then feed him with warm things as wheat, hay, spelt, and give him warm water with wine and with seeds of fennel in good quantity
  2. fennel (bulb, leaves, or stalks eaten as a vegetable)
  3. fennel (spice used in cooking)
    Synonym: anís das castañas

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References[edit]

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