abuelo

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish abuelo.

Noun[edit]

abuélo

  1. grandfather

Spanish[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain. Possibly from Latin *aviolus (see for cognates), from Classical Latin avus (from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (grandfather)) + -olus.[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈbwelo/, [aˈβ̞we.lo]
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /aˈwelo/, [aˈwe.lo]
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /aˈɡwelo/, [aˈɣ̞we.lo]

Noun[edit]

abuelo m (plural abuelos, feminine abuela, feminine plural abuelas)

  1. grandfather
    Su abuelo es simpático.
    His grandfather is nice.
  2. (colloquial, endearing) an elderly person
  3. loose tufts of hair in the nape when one's hair is messed up
    Synonym: tolano

Usage notes[edit]

The noun abuelo is like most Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Hiligaynon: abuélo
  • Papiamentu: welo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan (1961) Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua castellana [Brief etymological dictionary of the Spanish language] (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

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