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GalicianEdit

 
A Galician woman wearing the traditional cofia
 
Serafín Avendaño, Landscape with Galician woman (1891). Note the coif.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Debated. From Late Latin cofia, of possible West Germanic origin.[1] Compare Middle High German kupfe (cap), Old High German kupphia (cap), English coif, French coiffer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cofia f (plural cofias)

  1. coif, hood (traditionally made in lace and worn by women)
    • 1746, frei Martín Sarmiento, Coloquio de 24 gallegos rústicos:
      comprarein na vila cousas a desexo: corpiño, manguiñas, cintiñas, ourelos, e mais unha coifa e mais un espello
      I'll buy in town everything I'd wish: bodice, sleeves, ribbons, borders, and a coif and a mirror
    Synonym: touca
  2. cloth-like tissue which surrounds the guts of animals
    Synonym: touca
  3. (archaic) helm, helmet

ReferencesEdit

  • cofia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cofya” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cofia” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cofia” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cofia” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

cofia f (plural cofie)

  1. cap
    brimless cylindrical cap with a flat crown, worn by men in Somalia

PortugueseEdit

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin cofia, of West Germanic origin. See also Middle High German kupfe (cap), Old High German kupphia (cap), English coif.

NounEdit

cofia f (plural cofias)

  1. cap (head covering of a nurse or waitress)

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cofia

  1. second-person singular imperative of cofio
  2. (literary) third-person singular present/future of cofio
  3. (colloquial) first-person singular future of cofio

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cofia gofia nghofia chofia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.