In case you didn't notice a while ago I posted a poll with multiple questions asking what the definition of capoeira was.
I guess there is no right answer to that question, but in this particular case, all the answers could be found in Waldeloir Rego's seminal "Capoeira Angola Ensaio Socio-Etnografico" (1968). There's actually a whole chapter (chp 2) dedicated to the question.
Amongst the many definitions compiled in this book one can find:
- a basket made of sticks where birds like hens and other birds are kept
- an old carriage
- a brace (tipoia)
- the excavation at the bottom of a well
- wood that was cut down (a clearing)
- a sort of athletic game
- a bird also known as Uru