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Marta Elena Díaz García
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:17 pm    Post subject: BISARMA Reply with quote

BISARMA is usually applied to the feminine gender: una bisarma, la bisarma

Definitions:
- Ghost, apparition
- Skeleton
- Figure, aspect or presence of a person, in general, non-grata


Variants

bisarmia, el bisarma (male gender).

Phrase:
Esa gatina parez una bisarmia (That kitten is very skinny)


In the Diccionario de la Lengua Española the word BISARMA has a very different meaning. In Spanish BISARMA means HALBERD, a medieval spear axe. Perhaps, the slender shape of this axe, with a wooden lance of 2 meters long, was the origin of the Asturian meaning given to this word.
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BISARMA
Se aplica generalmente al género femenino

Definiciones:
- Fantasma, aparición
- Esqueleto
- Figura, apariencia o presencia de una persona non-grata.

Variantes:
Bisarmia
El bisarmia (masculino)

Frases:
Esa gatina parez una bisarmia (Esa gatita parece una bisarma)

En el Diccionario de la Lengua Española la palabra BISARMA tiene un significado muy diferente. En Español BISARMA significa ALABARDA, una especie de hacha medieval alargada. Quizás la forma estilizada de esta arma, con un asta de madera de 2 metros de largo, sea el origen del significado que tiene en Asturiano.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Marta! I've never seen that word before! I also enjoyed your comparison of the Castilian and Asturian meanings.
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Marta Elena Díaz García
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Bisarmia Reply with quote

Hi, Art,
thanks for your words.
I have now a kitten called "Bisarmia" because it is very small and thin for her age. I hope she grows and becames a nice cat, although the name will be for ever.
Marta.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, then, I hope to meet Bisarmia some day! Let's hope she doesn't earn a reputation related to the Castilian version of the word!
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