alpargata

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

alpargata (plural alpargatas)

  1. Synonym of espadrille
    • 2002, Alfred Hubert Mendes, The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes 1897-1991:
      My father, in conjunction with his tannery, was operating an alpargata factory (an alpargata was a cheap slipper of leather sole and knitted top of bright colours) and this young man was an employee.

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Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic [script needed] (alparḡát), plural of [script needed] (párḡa), ultimately from Basque abarka, abarca (sandal).

Noun[edit]

alpargata f (plural alpargatas)

  1. espadrille (light shoe)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic [script needed] (alparḡát), plural of [script needed] (párḡa), ultimately from the same source as abarca (sandal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alparˈɡata/, [alparˈɣat̪a]

Noun[edit]

alpargata f (plural alpargatas)

  1. espadrille (light shoe)

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