meniña

See also: menina

GalicianEdit

 
Meniñas

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese menỹo (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria) of uncertain origin. Cognate with Portuguese menina.

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NounEdit

meniña f (plural meniñas)

  1. girl (child)
  2. girl (young woman)
    • 1814, Antonio Benito Fandiño:
      Tanto teño d’ir é vir
      meniña ó teu lugar,
      tanto teño d’ir é vir,
      que d’unha te hey de levar.
      So many times I must go and come,
      girl, to your place,
      so many time I must go and come,
      that one time I'll carry you away.
    Synonym: nena

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