EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bucca (plural buccas)

  1. (Britain) A storm spirit in Cornish folklore, formerly believed to inhabit mines and coastal communities.
    • 2008, Oliver Berry, Belinda Dixon, Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England (page 273)
      a fabled menagerie of fairies, buccas, sprites and giants

CornishEdit

NounEdit

bucca

  1. hobgoblin

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

bucca (plural buccas)

  1. mouth

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain.

Celtic origin suspected because Gaulish Buccus, Buccō, Bucciō are Celtic names and the Larzac tablet mentions bocca and boca (although their meanings are unknown). In such a case, may be from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeHw- (to swell, puff), itself imitative.

However, de Vaan doubts this etymology.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bucca f (genitive buccae); first declension

  1. puffed cheek
  2. (Vulgar Latin) mouthful
  3. (Vulgar Latin) mouth

Usage notesEdit

Already used with the sense of 'mouth' by Cicero in a private letter (although it was even then not considered to be a word to be used in literary contexts), indicating that the replacement of ōs by this term in colloquial ('Vulgar') Latin was already well underway in the first century BC.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bucca buccae
Genitive buccae buccārum
Dative buccae buccīs
Accusative buccam buccās
Ablative buccā buccīs
Vocative bucca buccae

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bukkô (male goat), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰugo- (buck). Akin to Old High German boc, Old Norse bukkr, Middle Dutch boc, Avestan 𐬠𐬏𐬰𐬀(būza, buck, goat), Old Armenian բուծ (buc, lamb), Old English bucc (male deer).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bucca m (nominative plural buccan)

  1. he-goat

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin bucca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbukka/
  • Hyphenation: bùc‧ca

NounEdit

bucca f (plural bucchi)

  1. mouth