alcatraz

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Arabic الْغَطَّاس(al-ḡaṭṭās, the diver). Not derived from modern Arabic الْقَطْرَس(al-qaṭras, the albatross), which is instead perhaps borrowed from Spanish.

Noun[edit]

alcatraz m (plural alcatrazes)

  1. any of several species of seabird
    1. gannet (seabird of the genus Morus)
    2. pelican (seabird of the family Pelecanidae)
      Synonym: pelicano
    3. albatross (seabird of the family Diomedeidae)
      Synonym: albatroz
  2. bonesetter (one who realigns broken or disjointed bones)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /alkaˈtɾaθ/, [al.kaˈt̪ɾaθ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /alkaˈtɾas/, [al.kaˈt̪ɾas]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic الْغَطَّاس(al-ḡaṭṭās, the diver).

Noun[edit]

alcatraz m (plural alcatraces)

  1. gannet (bird)
Descendants[edit]
  • Arabic: قَطْرَس(qaṭras, albatross)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic الْقِرْطَاس(al-qirṭās, the papyrus).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

alcatraz m (plural alcatraces)

  1. roll of paper, paper cone, cornet
  2. arum (Arum spp.)
  3. lily
  4. (Mexico) calla lily

Further reading[edit]