parruma

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an older *parrua or *parrũa (compare the derived term parroeira / parrugueira / parromeira). Further etymology unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parruma f (plural parrumas)

  1. soot; ash
    • 1911, F. Potel Pardal, Costumes da Terra, page 52:
      Agardan xa na Pont'a Valga os rapaces polas mozas; uns con naranxas na man cheas de parromo do forno, outros con fariña triga, da que as nais tiñan gardada pra facer filloas, metida no peto e con xiringas feitas dun cacho de cana i un pau con estopa na punta os máis deles.
      The boys awaits for the girls at the bridge over the Valga river: some of them with oranges in hand, full of ashes of the oven; others with wheat flour -of the one that the mothers had for making crepes- in the pocket; and most of them with squirt guns made with a piece of cane and a twig with tow at its tip
    Synonym: feluxe
  2. smoke
    Synonym: fume
  3. (by extension) fog; drizzle
    Synonyms: brétema, orballo, froallo, poalla

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References[edit]

  • parruma” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • parrume” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • parruma” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.