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See also: antiguó and antíguo



antiguo m (feminine singular antigua, masculine plural antiguos, feminine plural antiguas, comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of antigo.


Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish antigo, from Latin antīquus (variant form antīcus). The form antiguo in Spanish was probably the result of influence from the feminine form antigua on the older antigo[1]. Compare Ladino antigo, Portuguese antigo, Catalan antic, Italian antico. Cf. Old French antif, which was also influenced by its feminine form antive (both replaced in modern French by a borrowed form antique).


  • IPA(key): /anˈtiɡwo/, [ãn̪ˈt̪iɣwo]


antiguo (feminine singular antigua, masculine plural antiguos, feminine plural antiguas)

  1. old, former, erstwhile, quondam, one-time, onetime
    Synonyms: anterior, ex
    Antonyms: actual, nuevo
    el antiguo presidente
    the former president
    una antigua novia
    an old girlfriend
  2. old, ancient, age-old
    Synonym: viejo
    Antonyms: moderno, nuevo
    el español antiguo
    Old Spanish
    una antigua tradición
    an old tradition
    el pueblo es antiguo
    the village is old
  3. vintage, antique
    Synonym: vintage
    Antonyms: moderno, nuevo
  4. old-fashioned, outdated, old-style, old-time
    Synonyms: anticuado, pasado de moda
    Antonym: moderno
  5. long-standing, longstanding

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of antiguar.

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