baluarte

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan or Old French balouart, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, from Middle High German bolwerc, from bole (plank, beam) (from Proto-Germanic *bullǭ) + werc (work). Related to English bulwark. Doublet of bulevar.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ba.luˈaʁ.t͡ʃi/, [ba.luˈah.t͡ʃi]
    • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /ba.luˈaɾ.t͡ʃi/, [ba.luˈaɾ.t͡ʃi]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ba.luˈaʁ.t͡ʃi/, [ba.luˈaχ.t͡ʃi]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /bɐˈlwaɾ.tɨ/, [bɐˈlwaɾ.tɨ]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧lu‧ar‧te

Noun[edit]

baluarte m (plural baluartes)

  1. bulwark (a defensive wall or rampart)
  2. bulwark (a defense or safeguard)
  3. (figuratively) linchpin (central cohesive source of stability and security)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan or Old French balouart, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, from Middle High German bolwerc, from bole (plank, beam) (from Proto-Germanic *bullǭ) + werc (work). Related to English bulwark. Doublet of boulevard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈlwaɾte/, [baˈlwaɾ.t̪e]

Noun[edit]

baluarte m (plural baluartes)

  1. bastion
    Synonym: bastión
    • 1877, Benito Pérez Galdós, Gloria
      La mejor arma es la oración y el más terrible baluarte las virtudes y el buen ejemplo.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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