golondrina

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a metathetic alteration of Latin hirundinem, accusative of hirundō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [go.lõnˈdɾi.na]

Noun[edit]

golondrina f (plural golondrinas)

  1. swallow (bird)
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 26v.
      DEl dizenoueno grado del ſigno de gemini, es la piedra de la golondrina. Et es una delas preciadas piedras que a entre todas aq́llas que se fazen en los animales. Et qui la quiſiere fallar, deue tomar el primero pollo que faze la golondrina en el anno. […]
      Of the nineteenth degree of the sign of Gemini is the stone of the swallow. And it is one of the most valued of the stones that form within animals. And he who wishes to find it must take the first chick born to a swallow during the year. […]

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish golondrina, from Latin hirundinō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡo̞.lonˈd̞ɾi.na̠]

Noun[edit]

golondrina f (plural golondrinas)

  1. swallow (bird)
  2. A type of tourist boat found mostly in Barcelona