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EtymologyEdit

The Latin word was noctua (night bird), which would have created Old Spanish *nocua or *nochuza. Lechuza apparently resulted from a cross between Old Spanish *nochuza and leche, due to the popular belief at the time that owls came at night to give babies milk.[1]

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lechuza f (plural lechuzas)

  1. owl
  2. barn owl (any species of owl from the Tytonidae family)

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  1. ^ Brodsky, Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach