lobishome

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Manuel Blanco Romasanta was condemned in 1853 for 9 assassination; he plead himself not guilty because of his condition of lobishome

Etymology[edit]

11th century ("Lubusome", inside a Latin text).[1] From lubus (wolf) +‎ home (man), perhaps a calque of Germanic: compare Proto-West Germanic *werawulf. Cognate of Portuguese lobisomem.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lobishome m (plural lobishomes)

  1. (folklore) a werewolf
    • 1279, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 37:
      pelos casares do Outeyro e pela fonte do Lubus ome
      by the houses of Outeiro and by the fountain of the werewolf

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References[edit]

  • lubus ome” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2016.
  • lobishome” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • lobishome” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  1. ^ "Lubusome" in Gallaeciae Monumenta Historica.
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “lobo I”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN