Old Galician-Portuguese

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Etymology

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Possibly from Latin pluteus.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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choça f (plural choças)

  1. hut
    • 13th century CE, Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Códice de los músicos, cantiga 75 (facsimile):
      Tan muit q̃ nõ p̃çaua deſte muido nímgalla
      e poꝛẽden hũa chóça moꝛaua feita de palla
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • c. 1300, R. Martínez López, editor, General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV, Oviedo: Archivum, page 88:
      pensarõ que mellores moradas poderiam aver que as que aviam, et buscarõ mays sobre esto, et tomarõ madeyros que arrymarõ aas pẽnas et aas grandes aruores et cobriã aqueles madeyros dos rramos das aruores et das eruas, et fezerõ logo desto moradas pequenas asy cõmo cabanas ou choças enque morassem.
      they though that they could get better dwellings than that those they had, so they researched about this, and they took logs that they supported against boulders and against large trees, and they covered them with branches and grasses, so building small dwelling, as cabins or huts, where to live

Descendants

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  • Fala: choza
  • Galician: choza
  • Portuguese: choça

References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “choça”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese choça.

Cognate with Fala and Galician choza.

Pronunciation

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  • Rhymes: -ɔsɐ
  • Hyphenation: cho‧ça

Noun

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choça f (plural choças)

  1. hut
    Synonym: cabana

References

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