fidalgo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Portuguese. See hidalgo.

Noun[edit]

fidalgo (plural fidalgos or fidalgoes)

  1. (archaic) The lowest title of nobility in Portugal, corresponding to that of hidalgo in Spain.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fidalgo, shortened from fillo (son) d' (of) algo (something, property, wealth). Compare Spanish hidalgo (Old Spanish fidalgo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fidalgo m (plural fidalgos)

  1. nobleman

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fidalgo m (plural fidalgos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of hidalgo.