mboîa

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Old Tupi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈᵐbɔja ~ ˈᵐbɔʝa/

Noun[edit]

mboîa

  1. snake.
    • José de Anchieta, Poemas: lírica portuguesa e tupi, poems from the 16th century, organized and translated by Eduardo de A. Navarro, São Paulo: Martins Fontes, published 2004, page 178:
      Eva, îandé sy-ypy,
      o-nhe-momotar-eté
      ybá-poranga r-esé,
      mboîa nhe’enga r-upi,
      i-î yky-é-’bo, i gû-abo nhẽ.
      Eva, our first mother,
      was much attracted
      by the beautiful fruit,
      after the snake’s words,
      and indeed picking it, and eating it.

References[edit]

  • Barbosa, A. Lemos; 1956; Curso de Tupi Antigo; Rio de Janeiro: Livraria São José.