ruca

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Feminine form of ruc

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern Catalan) IPA(key): [rúkə]
  • (Western Catalan) IPA(key): [rúka]

Noun[edit]

ruca f ‎(plural ruques)

  1. feminine equivalent of ruc
  2. rude woman

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin eruca ‎(a type of cabbage)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern Catalan) IPA(key): [rúkə]
  • (Western Catalan) IPA(key): [rúka]

Noun[edit]

ruca f ‎(plural ruques)

  1. rocket (UK, Australia, NZ); arugula (US)
  2. (usually in the plural) A hair on the back of the neck.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ērūca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈruka/, [ˈr̺uː.ka]
  • Hyphenation: ru‧ca

Noun[edit]

ruca f ‎(plural ruche)

  1. (archaic, botany) arugula, rocket

Derived terms[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

·ruca

  1. third-person singular present indicative prototonic perfective of beirid
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive prototonic perfective of beirid

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ruca

  1. feminine singular of ruco

Noun[edit]

ruca f ‎(plural rucas)

  1. feminine equivalent of ruco

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mapudungun ruka ‎(house)

Noun[edit]

ruca f ‎(plural rucas)

  1. (Chile) traditional Indian hut
  2. (Chile, pejorative) hut, hovel (housing made of poor construction)
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