sorneguer

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from sorna, cognate with Spanish and Portuguese sorna, the etymology of which is unknown. It seems to be a non-Catalan word in origin, given the lack of medieval documentation and the fact that it is not a usual word in the popular and archaic varieties; Yet the word sorneguer is so characteristic of Catalan, it seems to favor the catalanity of a hypothetical primitive sorna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sorneguer (feminine sorneguera, masculine plural sorneguers, feminine plural sornegueres)

  1. snide

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