See also: bòcha

GalicianEdit

 
Bocha ("blister")

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeic[1] or either from Latin pustula (pimp), but influenced by Latin botulus (sausage). Compare also bostela.

NounEdit

bocha f (plural bochas)

  1. blister
    Synonym: ampola
  2. pimple, pustule
  3. a kind of sausage
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Italian boccia.

NounEdit

bocha f (plural bochas)

  1. spherical body
  2. bowling ball

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “buche I”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bucca. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French boche.

NounEdit

bocha f (oblique plural bochas, nominative singular bocha, nominative plural bochas)

  1. mouth (anatomy)

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian boccia.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bocha f (plural bochas)

  1. (Brazil) bowls; lawn bowls (sport where players roll balls such that they stop as close as possible to another ball)
    Synonym: bowls
  2. (Brazil) bowl (ball thrown by the player in lawn bowls)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian boccia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbot͡ʃa/, [ˈbo.t͡ʃa]
  • (file)

NounEdit

bocha f (plural bochas)

  1. bowl (ball thrown in the game of bowls)
  2. (in the plural) bowls (sport)

Further readingEdit