anciano

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *anteanus or *antianu, from Latin ante; probably a semi-learned word, or very early borrowed from Old French ancien or Old Occitan[1]. Compare French ancien, Italian anziano.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /anˈθjano/, [ãn̟ˈθja.no]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /anˈsjano/, [ãnˈsja.no]
  • Rhymes: -ano

Adjective[edit]

anciano (feminine anciana, masculine plural ancianos, feminine plural ancianas)

  1. (of a person) elderly
    Synonyms: mayor, viejo
    Antonym: joven
  2. (rare) ancient
    Synonym: antiguo

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Noun[edit]

anciano m (plural ancianos, feminine anciana, feminine plural ancianas)

  1. elderly person

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