castillo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish castiello (stronghold, fortress, castle), from Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum (fort). Doublet of castell.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /kasˈtiʝo/, [kasˈt̪i.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /kasˈtiʎo/, [kasˈt̪i.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /kasˈtiʃo/, [kahˈt̪i.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /kasˈtiʒo/, [kahˈt̪i.ʒo]
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  • Noun[edit]

    castillo m (plural castillos)

    1. castle (a large building that is fortified and contains many defences)

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    Descendants[edit]

    • Basque: gaztelu
    • Papiamentu: kastio
    • Tagalog: kastilyo

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