cangrejo

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cancriclu-, syncopated form of Late Latin cancriculus, diminutive of Latin cancer, cancrum, from Proto-Italic *kankros, dissimilation of *karkros (enclosure) (because the pincers of a crab form a circle), from Proto-Indo-European *kr-kr- (circular), reduplication of *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Compare the borrowed doublets cáncer and cancro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kanˈɡɾexo/, [kãŋˈɡɾexo]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cangrejo m (plural cangrejos)

  1. crab

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