casta

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Casta and ĉasta

English[edit]

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.
    • 2012, Mary Jo Maynes, Ann Waltner, The Family: A World History, Oxford University Press (→ISBN)
      Both of these political developments called attention to family lineage. In the Mexican colonial context, casta took on new meanings, referring to all the people of Mexico who were not of “pure” Spanish heritage.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

casta f (plural castes)

  1. race, breed
  2. type, kind
    Synonym: mena
  3. caste

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

casta

  1. feminine singular of cast

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts), from Proto-Germanic *kastuz, Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast), compare English cast.[1] Alternatively from a derivative of Latin castus.

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. lineage, progeny, offspring, group of people who share the same ancestors
  4. caste (hereditary class)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


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.

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese casta or Spanish casta, probably of Gothic and Germanic origin.

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

Adjective[edit]

castā

  1. ablative feminine singular of castus

References[edit]


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), from Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast), *kastuz.

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

  1. Feminine singular of adjective casto.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkasta/, [ˈkast̪a]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably of Germanic origin; compare Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts), from Proto-Germanic *kastuz, Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast). Alternatively from a derivative of Latin castus.

Noun[edit]

casta f (plural castas)

  1. lineage
  2. breed
  3. caste

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

casta

  1. Feminine singular of adjective casto.

Further reading[edit]