derecho

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English[edit]

Line of clouds along a derecho.

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish derecho (straight), this term seems to have been coined by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs in 1888 to contrast derechos from tornadoes, which twist[1][2]; compare the etymology of tornado.

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Noun[edit]

derecho (plural derechos)

  1. (US) A windstorm with strong straight-line winds.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ray Wolf, "A Brief History of Gustavus Hinrichs, Discoverer of the DERECHO"
  2. ^ Ammon Shea, "All about the weather", OxfordWords blog, 25 July 2012

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dīrectus.

Adjective[edit]

derecho m (Latin spelling)

  1. straight, simple

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Papiamentu[edit]

Noun[edit]

derecho

  1. right (clarification of this Papiamentu definition is being sought)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dīrectus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

derecho m (feminine derecha, masculine plural derechos, feminine plural derechas)

  1. right (direction), right-hand
  2. straight, upright
  3. correct, appropriate, right (correct)

Noun[edit]

derecho m (plural derechos)

  1. right (direction, entitlement)
  2. law
  3. path, road
  4. right side

derechos m pl

  1. duties, taxes, fees, charges

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