casta

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See also: Casta and ĉasta

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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.

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]

  • aischasta(revolute, adjective)
  • castacht f(complexity, intricacy)

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

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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 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