caballo

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

caballo m

  1. horse

Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish caballo.

Noun[edit]

caballo

  1. horse
  2. (chess piece) knight

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

caballo

  1. Alternative spelling of cahuallo

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

caballō

  1. dative/ablative singular of caballus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of disputed origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /kaˈbaʝo/, [kaˈβ̞a.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /kaˈbaʎo/, [kaˈβ̞a.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /kaˈbaʃo/, [kaˈβ̞a.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /kaˈbaʒo/, [kaˈβ̞a.ʒo]

Noun[edit]

caballo m (plural caballos, feminine yegua, feminine plural yeguas)

  1. horse
  2. (chess) knight
  3. (slang) heroin
    • 1994, José Ángel Mañas, chapter IX, in Historias del Kronen, Barcelona: Ediciones Destino, →ISBN, page 132:
      Un yonqui, de espaldas a la cámara, hace unas declaraciones: ahora, el que tiene billetes, se mete coca, o, si toma caballo, se lo mete con plata, lo fuma, ¿sabes?
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Spanish · piezas de ajedrez (layout · text)
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rey dama, reina torre, roque alfil caballo peón

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