faena

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish faena.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faena (plural faenas)

  1. (bullfighting) a series of passes performed by a matador with a muleta or a sword before the kill

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish faena.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faena f (plural faenas)

  1. (bullfighting) faena

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

faena

  1. nominative plural of faenum
  2. accusative plural of faenum
  3. vocative plural of faenum

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan faena ‘task, chore’ (compare modern Catalan feina), from Latin facienda ‘things to do’, from facere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faena f (plural faenas)

  1. a task or job; a duty
  2. (Latin America) compulsory labour or work
  3. a dirty trick
  4. (bullfighting) a series of passes performed by a matador with cape or sword before the kill

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Verb[edit]

faena

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of faenar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of faenar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of faenar.