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.

Noun[edit]

baluarte m (plural baluartes)

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

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈlwarte/, [baˈlwart̪e]

Noun[edit]

baluarte m (plural baluartes)

  1. bastion
    Synonym: bastión

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