Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: bruxâ and bruxæ

Contents

AsturianEdit

NounEdit

bruxa f (plural bruxes)

  1. witch (person who uses magic)

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Iberian/Celtiberian *bruxtia (compare Portuguese, Mirandese, Aragonese, and Asturian bruxa; Spanish bruja; Catalan bruixa and Occitan bruèissa), from Proto-Celtic *brixtā (spell, magic) (compare Old Irish bricht (charm), Old Breton brith (magic))

NounEdit

bruxa f (masculine bruxo, masculine plural bruxos, feminine plural bruxas)

  1. witch
    Synonyms: meiga, feiticeira, saga

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

PortugueseEdit

 
bruxa

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Iberian/Celtiberian *bruxtia (compare Galician, Mirandese, Aragonese, and Asturian bruxa; Spanish bruja; Catalan bruixa and 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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bruxa f (masculine bruxo, masculine plural bruxos, feminine plural bruxas)

  1. witch
    Synonyms: estria, feiticeira

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit