tortuga

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from the feminine of Late Latin Tartarucchus or tartarūchus, a mythological spirit of Greek origin, from Ancient Greek ταρταροῦχος (tartaroûkhos), from Τάρταρος (Tártaros). Cf. also Medieval Latin tortuca.

Noun[edit]

tortuga f (plural tortugues)

  1. turtle
  2. tortoise

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan tartuga (cf. also earlier form tartaruga), from Old Occitan [Term?], probably from the feminine of Late Latin Tartarucchus or tartarūchus, a mythological spirit of Greek origin, from Ancient Greek ταρταροῦχος (tartaroûkhos), from Τάρταρος (Tártaros). Compare Occitan tartuga, French tortue, Spanish tortuga, Italian tartaruga. Cf. also Medieval Latin tortuca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tortuga f (plural tortugues)

  1. turtle
  2. tortoise

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish tartuga, probably from the feminine of Late Latin tartarucchus or tartarūchus, a mythological spirit of Greek origin, from Ancient Greek ταρταροῦχος (tartaroûkhos), from Τάρταρος (Tártaros). Cf. also Medieval Latin tortūca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /torˈtuɡa/, [t̪orˈt̪uɣa]

Noun[edit]

tortuga f (plural tortugas)

  1. turtle
  2. tortoise

Synonyms[edit]