espalda

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin spatula (broad, flat piece)

Noun[edit]

espalda f (plural espaldes)

  1. back

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin spatula (broad, flat piece), from Latin spatha.

Noun[edit]

espalda f (Latin spelling, plural espaldas)

  1. (anatomy) back

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin spatula (broad, flat piece) (compare Catalan espatlla (shoulder), French épaule (shoulder), Portuguese espádua (scapula, shoulder)), diminutive of Latin spatha (straight sword).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espalda f (plural espaldas)

  1. back
  2. backstroke (swimming)

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