tinaja

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tinaja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tinaja (plural tinajas)

  1. a small pool in a rocky hollow
    • 1992, Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses:
      The horse limped down to the edge of the water and stood and he stood in the dark tinaja with the rifle over his shoulder holding the brand above him till it burned out and then he stood holding the crooked orange ember of it, still talking to the horse.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *tinacla < tinacula < Latin tīna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tinaja f (plural tinajas)

  1. an earthenware jar
  2. (Latin America) a tinaja