22 July 2013

butterfly is pehinexa

pehinexa = butterfly (noun) (some things Google found for "pehinexa": an unique term; similar pexinxa occurs on a number of Brazilian bargain websites and may be a form of the Portuguese word pechincha which means bargain)

Word derivation for "butterfly"
Basque = tximeleta AND pinpilinpauxa
Finnish = perhonen
Miresua = pehinexa

Basque has multiple words for butterfly, perhaps they are from different dialects. I choose the two that seemed most common.

The word butterfly occurs just once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice tells the Caterpillar that some day he'll change into a butterfly.

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