See also: Moza, moža, and možā

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese moço (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria) of unknown origin. Cognate with Portuguese moça, Asturian and Spanish moza.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmoθa̝/, (western) /ˈmosa̝/

NounEdit

moza f (plural mozas)

  1. girl; teenager; young lady; single woman
    • 1438, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 129:
      Iten, que dían os çapatos de moços e moças de quinse anos fasta viinte, a des mrs, tacoados et sollados et ben apostados et de boo coyro e ben coseytos; et sengellos, a seys mrs.
      Item, they should give the shoes for boys and girls, from fifteen till twenty years old, tacked and soled and corrected and made of good leather and well sewn, at ten maravedis; the simple ones, at six maravedis
    Synonyms: mulleriña, rapariga
  2. girlfriend
    Synonym: noiva

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moza f (masculine mozo, feminine plural mozas, masculine plural mozos)

  1. young; younger

ReferencesEdit

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

LatgalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moza

  1. nominative singular feminine of mozs

ReferencesEdit

  • Nicole Nau, A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, 2011, →ISBN

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin, probably ultimately related to muchacho.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈmoθa/, [ˈmo.θa]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈmosa/, [ˈmo.sa]

NounEdit

moza f (plural mozas, masculine mozo, masculine plural mozos)

  1. female equivalent of mozo

DescendantsEdit

  • Navajo: mósí

Further readingEdit