meixengra

GalicianEdit

 
meixengra

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *maisingaz, from *maisǭ (titmouse) +‎ *-ingō (-ing). Cognate with Portuguese mejengra, French mésange and Old Norse meisingr (titmouse).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meixengra f (plural meixengras)

  1. tit, chickadee, titmouse (any of a large number of small tree-dwelling passerine birds)
    • 1955, Alfonso Gayoso, Os fidalgos de Rante. Buenos Aires: Edicións Miño, page 47:
      Mesmo pareces unha meixengra en día de choiva.
      You even look as a titmouse in a rainy day
  2. bee-eater

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