cantiga

noun

can·​ti·​ga
kanˈtēgə
plural -s
: a Portuguese or Spanish folk song usually having love or religion as its theme

Word History

Etymology

Spanish & Portuguese; Spanish, probably from Portuguese, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish canim I sing; akin to Latin canere to sing

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“Cantiga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantiga. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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