castanna

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castaneam, accusative of castanea, from Ancient Greek κᾰ́στᾰνᾰ (kástana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castanna f (plural castannas)

  1. chestnut
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 14r.
      Et es fuerte de quebrantar. ¬ ay dellas grandes ¬ dellas pequénas ṕo siempre la fallan de figura de castanna.
      And it is strong and hard to break. And they can be big and small, but they are always found in the shape of a chestnut.

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