yegua

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin equa (compare Catalan euga, Galician egua, Portuguese égua, Romanian iapă), feminine form of equus (horse), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse).

Noun[edit]

yegua f (plural yeguas)

  1. mare

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin equa (compare Catalan euga, Galician egua, Portuguese égua, Romanian iapă), feminine form of equus (horse), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝeɡwa/, [ˈɟ͡ʝe.ɣ̞wa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃeɡwa/, [ˈʃe.ɣ̞wa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒeɡwa/, [ˈʒe.ɣ̞wa]

Noun[edit]

yegua f (plural yeguas)

  1. mare
  2. heifer
  3. a contemptible fat woman
  4. the letter Y in the Spanish spelling alphabet

Descendants[edit]

  • Jakaltek: yewaẍ
  • Oluta Popoluca: ye̱wa
  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: yehualama

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