casta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish casta.

Noun[edit]

casta (plural castas)

  1. (historical) A hierarchical system of race classification created by Spanish elites in Hispanic America during the eighteenth century.

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Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast), compare English cast.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

casta f (plural castas)

  1. species, race or kind
    • 1807, anonymous, Segundo diálogo dos esterqueiros:
      ben dicen alí que cando un home ten un bocado, nunca lle marran amigos. Dou ó Demo a casta deles Si non sirven para máis.
      wisely they say that a man which has food never is short of friends. I send to hell their kind if they are good for nothing else
  2. quality
  3. progeny, offspring, group of people who share the same ancestors
  4. caste (hereditary class)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • casta” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • casta” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • casta” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>
  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. casta.

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

casta

  1. past participle of cas

Adjective[edit]

casta

  1. twisted, wound
  2. complicated, intricate, involved
  3. gnarled, bent, wizened

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

casta m sg

  1. genitive singular of casadh

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
casta chasta gcasta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

casta f (plural caste)

  1. caste
  2. establishment; the exclusive class of powerful people thought to really rule Italy

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

casta f sg

  1. feminine singular of casto (chaste)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

casta

  1. nominative feminine singular of castus
  2. nominative neuter plural of castus
  3. accusative neuter plural of castus
  4. vocative feminine singular of castus
  5. nominative neuter plural of castus

castā

  1. ablative feminine singular of castus

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “casta”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain, possibly from the feminine of casto (chaste) (from Old Portuguese casto, from Latin castus) or from Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌽 (kastan) or 𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (kasts).

Noun[edit]

casta f (plural castas)

  1. bloodline; lineage
  2. breed; race
  3. species
  4. caste (hereditary social classes)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

casta f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective casto.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

casta f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective casto.

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly of Germanic origin; compare Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts). Alternatively from a derivative of Latin castus.

Noun[edit]

casta f (plural castas)

  1. lineage
  2. breed
  3. caste