yegua

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

yegua f (plural yeguas)

  1. mare

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish yegua, from Latin equa, 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]
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  • Noun[edit]

    yegua f (plural yeguas, masculine caballo, masculine plural caballos)

    1. mare
    2. heifer
    3. (informal) 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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