celda

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cella, with the -ld- arising from the effort of pronouncing a double Latin -ll- at the time (cf. rebelde). Compare the inherited doublet cilla, from Old Spanish ciella.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθelda/, [ˈθel̪.d̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈselda/, [ˈsel̪.d̪a]
  • Hyphenation: cel‧da

Noun[edit]

celda f (plural celdas)

  1. cell
  2. prison cell
    Synonym: calabozo
    • 2015 November 23, “Interior alertó del riesgo de suicidio en la celda donde murió un turista”, in El País[1]:
      "La policía me dijo que mi marido falleció tras ahorcarse con una manta en la celda", recuerda por teléfono la viuda, Catherine Corless, de 28 años.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Tagalog: selda

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