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Diagram of an insect’s leg. The coxa is the second segment shown from the left.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin coxa (hip).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coxa (plural coxae)

  1. (anatomy) The basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (insects and spiders, for example).

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GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From an older coyxa (14th century), from Old Galician and Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin or Late Latin coxa (thigh), from Latin coxa (hip).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coxa f (plural coxas)

  1. (anatomy) thigh, the upper leg
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 67:
      se vsaren cauallgar en el por toios ou por llugares asperos a esto semellauijs, ven o Cauallo vsado a saltar et andar porllos llugares sobreditos, alçara as coixas et os pees mais apostamente pollos outros llugares
      if they happen to ride in [the horse] through gorses or through rough places similar to that, and the horse is used to jump and walk by the aforementioned places, then he will raise the thighs and the feet more handsomely when in other places

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ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *koḱs-, whence also Old Irish cos (foot, leg) and Welsh coes (leg, shank).

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NounEdit

coxa f (genitive coxae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) hip (joint), hipbone
  2. (Medieval Latin, Vulgar Latin) thigh

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coxa coxae
Genitive coxae coxārum
Dative coxae coxīs
Accusative coxam coxās
Ablative coxā coxīs
Vocative coxa coxae

SynonymsEdit

  • (hip-joint of hipbone): ischion (Grecian)

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese coixa, coissa, from Vulgar Latin or Late Latin coxa (thigh), from Latin coxa (hip), from Proto-Indo-European *koḱs-.

NounEdit

coxa f (plural coxas)

  1. thigh (part of the leg above the knee)
  2. drumstick (leg of a bird eaten as food)
  3. (arthropod anatomy) coxa (basal segment of some arthropods’ limbs)
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NounEdit

coxa m, f (plural coxas)

  1. Clipping of coxa-branca.

AdjectiveEdit

coxa (invariable, comparable)

  1. Clipping of coxa-branca.

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

coxa

  1. Feminine singular of adjective coxo.