puca

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pūca m

  1. goblin, demon
  2. a mischievous spirit

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Noun[edit]

puca f

  1. (Kajkavian) girl

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