chencha

GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps a semi-learned borrowing from Latin scientia.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃent͡ʃa̝/, /ˈt͡ʃɛnt͡ʃa̝/

NounEdit

chencha f (plural chenchas)

  1. (familiar) head; intelligence; reason
    Pobre home! Está mal da chencha!
    Poor man! He's bad in his head!
    Synonyms: cabeciña, sentidiño
  2. (familiar) skill
    Synonym: xeito

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rivas Quintas, Eligio (2015). Dicionario etimolóxico da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo. →ISBN, s.v. chencha.