GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

13th century. From Latin magicus (magical), from Ancient Greek μαγικός (magikós).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

meiga

  1. feminine singular of meigo

NounEdit

meiga f (plural meigas)

  1. a witch
    • 1746, Martín Sarmiento, Coloquio de 24 gallegos rústicos, page 144:
      eu sen ser pieira, nen pensare en sé-lo, nen meiga nen bruxa, nen cousa do demo
      I, who am not a sorceress, nor have I though of being one, nor a witch nor a hex, nor Devil's business
    • 1813, Manuel Pardo de Andrade, Rogos dun galego:
      Meigas, feitizos e bruxas
      que persigue a Inquisicion,
      sin mascara, socaliñas
      de cregos e frades son.
      Chamanlles bruxas à ás vellas
      por ter cara de carton;
      pero solamente hay meygas
      en donde hay Inquisicion.
      As femias da nosa especie
      de certa constitucion
      fan visaxes, e son tolas,
      pero feitizeiras non.
      Witches, spells and hexes,
      who are prosecuted by the Inquisition,
      maskless, hoaxes
      of priests and friars are.
      They call hex an old lady
      because her face is made of cardboard;
      but there are witches
      just where it is Inquisition.
      Females of our species,
      of certain constitution,
      make gestures, and are mad,
      but sorceresses they are not.
    Synonyms: bruxa, feiticeira
  2. a witch doctor
    Synonyms: curandeira, menciñeira
  3. megrim (fish)
  4. a sea slug (Aplysia punctata)
  5. (archaic) fake, trick

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

IcelandicEdit

VerbEdit

meiga

  1. Misspelling of mega.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

meiga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of めいが
  2. Rōmaji transcription of メイガ

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

meiga

  1. feminine singular of meigo