cerilla

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cera (wax) +‎ -illa. Compare Italian cerino (wax match).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain) /θeˈɾiʝa/, [θeˈɾi.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain) /θeˈɾiʎa/, [θeˈɾi.ʎa]
 
  • IPA(key): (most of Latin America) /seˈɾiʝa/, [seˈɾi.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Andes Mountains) /seˈɾiʎa/, [seˈɾi.ʎa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /seˈɾiʃa/, [seˈɾi.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /seˈɾiʒa/, [seˈɾi.ʒa]

Noun[edit]

cerilla f (plural cerillas)

  1. match (stick)
    Synonyms: fósforo, (Mexico) cerillo, (regional, Spain) misto, (regional, Spain) mixto
  2. long, narrow candle; taper
    Synonym: cirio
  3. earwax
    Synonyms: cerumen, cera

Derived terms[edit]