puya

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See also: Puya and PuYa

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Manipuri ꯄꯨꯌꯥ (puya)

Noun[edit]

puya (plural puyas)

  1. A Meetei scripture

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish puya, from Mapudungun puüya.

Noun[edit]

puya (plural puyas)

  1. (botany) A member of the genus Puya of bromeliad plants. [from 19th c.]
    • 2000, Michael Bright, Wild South America, BBC Worldwide 2000, p. 45:
      The puya is a strange form of bromeliad, and the giant species grows ever so slowly for between 30 and 100 years and then sends a flower spike covered in 8000 florets about 9 metres (30 feet) up into the air, like a floral telegraph pole.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puya f (plural puyes)

  1. auction (public sales event)
  2. bid

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuɟ͡ʝa/, [ˈpuʝa]

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)
  2. jibe; taunt
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Interjection[edit]

puya

  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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