puca

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See also: puçá, puça, and púca

Irish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

puca m ‎(genitive singular puca, nominative plural pucaí)

  1. Cois Fharraige form of paca

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
puca phuca bpuca
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *pūkô ‎(a goblin, spook), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pāuǵ-, *(s)pāug- ‎(brilliance, spectre). Cognate with Old Norse púki (dialectal Swedish puke ‎(devil)), Middle Low German spōk, spūk ‎(apparition, ghost), Middle Dutch spooc ‎(apparition, ghost) (Dutch spook), Middle High German gespük ‎(a haunting) (German Spuk). More at spook.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pūca m

  1. goblin, demon
  2. a mischievous spirit

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puca f

  1. (Kajkavian) girl

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