puya

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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from Hindi [script needed](puya)

Noun[edit]

puya ‎(plural puyas)

  1. A Hindu scripture.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

puya ‎(plural puyas)

  1. (botany) Any member of the genus Puya of bromeliad plants.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puya f ‎(plural puyes)

  1. auction (public sales event)
  2. bid

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pugia, from Latin pugiō.

Noun[edit]

puya f ‎(plural puyas)

  1. (bullfighting) Sharp point on the tip of the vara (bullfighter's lance)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. (El Salvador, euphemistic) fudge (euphemism of the interjection puta "fuck!")
    ¡Puya mano, nos dejó el bus! - Oh fudge, we missed the bus!
    ¡Puya! ¡Qué me arde la herida! - Oh fudge, this wound really hurts!
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