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bruja

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Iberian/Celtiberian *bruxtia (compare Catalan bruixa, Portuguese bruxa, Occitan bruèissa), from Proto-Celtic *brixtā (spell, magic) (compare Old Irish bricht (charm), Old Breton brith (magic)). It could instead be akin to a different Celtic word such as Old Irish Brigit (literally high, exalted).

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NounEdit

bruja f (plural brujas, masculine brujo, masculine plural brujos)

  1. witch, sorceress (woman who practices witchcraft)
  2. crone, hag (ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman)
  3. owl (bird of prey of the order Strigiformes)
  4. knifetooth dogfish (shark species Scymnodon ringens)

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