afán

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

afán

  1. third-person plural present indicative of afacer

Noun[edit]

afán m (plural afanes)

  1. desire; thirst
  2. effort
  3. eagerness; keenness
  4. very active work
    Cada día ten abondo co seu afán.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See afanar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

afán m (plural afanes)

  1. desire; thirst
    Synonyms: deseo, anhelo, aspiración
    afán de lucrogreed
    afán de protagonismodesire to play a leading role
    • 1882, José Zorrilla, chapter XII, in La leyenda del Cid:
      ¿Fué vanidad personal? / ¿Fué afán de guardar su extraña / posición excepcional? / ¿o fué, fiel, casta y leal, / la mejor mujer de España?
      Was it personal vanity? / Was it (the) desire of guarding her odd / exceptional position? / or was she, faithful, pure and loyal / the best woman in Spain?
  2. effort
  3. eagerness; keenness

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