alcalde

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See also: Alcalde and alcaide

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish alcalde, from Arabic اَلْقَاضِي(al-qāḍī, judge).

Noun[edit]

alcalde (plural alcaldes)

  1. In Spain or Latin America, a municipal magistrate who has both judicial and administrative functions.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلْقَاضِي(al-qāḍī, judge).

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Noun[edit]

alcalde m or f (plural alcaldes, feminine alcaldessa)

  1. mayor

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish alcalde, from Andalusian Arabic اَلْقَاضِي‎, from Arabic قَاضٍ(qāḍin, judge).

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Noun[edit]

alcalde (animate, plural alcaldesmeh)

  1. A municipal judge or member of the cabildo.

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References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese alcalde, from Old Spanish alcalde, from Arabic اَلْقَاضِي(al-qāḍī, judge)

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alcalde m (plural alcaldes, feminine alcaldesa, feminine plural alcaldesas)

  1. mayor (leader of a city)
    • 1437, A. Rodríguez González (ed.), Livro do Concello de Pontevedra (1431-1463). Pontevedra: Museo de Pontevedra, page 127:
      Pero Ares d'Aldãa, tenente lugar ẽna dita billa e torres dela por noso señor o arçebispo de Santiago dom Lopo, e Pero Falcon, juis, Juan Garçia Rouquo, Lourenço Yanes de Pastoris, alcaldes, Alvaro Lopes, Garçia Goterres, Afonso Basques, Fernan Basques, jurados, Pero de Plazer, procurador do dito Conçello, diseron que por rason que algũus mercadores e suas mercadorias e navios se temian e reçeavan de vĩir a esta dita billa e seu porto con as ditas suas mercadorias e navios, entendendo de seer prendados e penorados por las mercadorias que Gonçalvo Correa tomara eno dito porto e levara ẽna barcha chamada per nome "Rostro Fremoso"
      Pedro Ares de Aldán, lieutenant in this town [Pontevedra] and it's towers on behalf of our lord the archbishop of Santiado Don Lopo, and Pedro Falcón, judge; Xoán Garcia Rouco, Lourenzo Yanes de Pastoriza, mayors; Álvaro López, Garcia Gotérrez, Afonso Vázquez, Fernán Vázquez, councilors; Pedro de Placer, town agent; they said that since certain merchants and their goods and ships feared and distrusted coming to this town and harbor with their mentioned goods and ships, believing that they would be seized and confiscated because of the trade goods that Gonzalo Correa took at this harbor and carried away in the ship named "Beauty Face";

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References[edit]

  • alcalde” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • alcalde” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • alcalde” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • alcalde” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • alcalde” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلْقَاضِي(al-qāḍī, judge).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈkalde/, [alˈkal̪d̪e]

Noun[edit]

alcalde m (plural alcaldes, feminine alcaldesa, feminine plural alcaldesas)

  1. mayor
  2. (Spain, Southwestern US) an official such as an administrator, mayor, or judge

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  • Tagalog: alkalde

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