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choia

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French choe (chough),[1] from Proto-Germanic *kahwō (jackdaw, crow), from Proto-Indo-European *gewH- (to crow, caw, shout).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

choia f (plural choias)

  1. chough
    • 1555, Hernán Núñez, Refranes o proverbios en romance:
      Cregos, frades, pegas e choyas, do a demo tas quatro joyas (proverb)
      Priests, friars, magpies and choughs, I send to hell these four jewels

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. chova.