abrazo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish abrazar (to embrace), from a + brazo (arm), from Latin brachium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɹɑˌsoʊ/, /ɑˈbɹɑˌsoʊ/, /əˈbɹɑˌzoʊ/, /æˈbɹæ.θo/[1][2]

Noun[edit]

abrazo (plural abrazos)

  1. A Latin American embrace. [First attested in the early 20th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abrazo” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

abrazo m (plural abrazos)

  1. hug, embrace

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abrazar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abrazo m (plural abrazos)

  1. hug, embrace

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

abrazo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of abrazar.

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