puño

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See also: puno, puñó, and puno'

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese punno, puno, from Latin pugnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puño m (plural puños)

  1. fist
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Versión gallega del Códice latino del siglo XII atribuido al papa Calisto I. Madrid: CSIC, page 117:
      Ferragudo desque a perdeu coudou a matar Rrulan, et çarrou o puño et doulle cõ el ẽna cabeça do caualo et matoullo.
      Ferragut, as soon as he lost it, decided to kill Roland; and he closed his fist and stroke it on the horse's head, killing it
  2. handle
    Synonyms: empuñadura, mazá, pomo
  3. fistful
    Synonyms: presa, puñado
  4. cuff (of a shirt, etc.)

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References[edit]

  • puño” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • puñ” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • puño” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • puño” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • puño” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pugnus, from Proto-Italic *pugnos, from Proto-Indo-European *puǵnos, Proto-Indo-European *puḱnos, from Proto-Indo-European *pewǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *peuḱ- (prick, punch). Compare English poniard.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puño m (plural puños)

  1. fist (hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward)
  2. fistful, handful, bunch (amount that can be contained in the hand)
  3. wristband, cuff (end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist)
  4. handle, hilt (part of a tool, weapon, or other object, that is designed to be held in the hand when used)

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