Jaungoikoa

BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

It is unclear whether jainko (god) is derived from Jaungoikoa ("The Lord of above", for Christian God) or the other way round. It has been suggested that Christian missionaries created Jaungoikoa as a folk etymology for jainko.

Proper nounEdit

Jaungoikoa

  1. "The Lord of above"; meaning the Christian God.

SynonymsEdit

  • goiko jauna (modern Basque)

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 4 November 2012, at 21:56