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See also: anilló



From Old Spanish aniello, from Latin ānellus (little ring), from ānulus, diminutive of ānus (ring), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring). Compare Catalan anell, French anneau, Italian anello, Portuguese anel.


  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /aˈniʝo/, [aˈni.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /aˈniʎo/, [aˈni.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /aˈniʃo/, [aˈni.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /aˈniʒo/, [aˈni.ʒo]


anillo m (plural anillos)

  1. ring
    Synonym: sortija
  2. (mycology) annulus
  3. (heraldry) annulet

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The difference between anillo and anilla: both translate as ring in English. anillo is for the jewellery, also the planetary ring, ring on a tree, bullfighting ring, building in a circular shape, geometrical ring, among others. anilla may refer to a curtain ring, ring on a shoe, a ring onto which to tie a rope, a ring put round a bird's foot for tracking (also known as anillo, a gymnastic ring, among others.

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