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 cimiento on Spanish Wikipedia


Inherited from Latin caementum. Cognate with the borrowed doublet cemento. Compare English cement.


  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /θiˈmjento/, [θiˈmjẽn̪t̪o]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /siˈmjento/, [siˈmjẽn̪t̪o]


cimiento m (plural cimientos)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) foundation (the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure)
    • 2019 April 16, María Laura Avignolo, “Con un aluvión de donaciones prometen reconstruir Notre Dame en sólo cinco años”, in Clarín[1]:
      En el amanecer del martes emergía a la luz del día como un espectro gris y gótico, que aun humeaba pero estaba firme en sus cimientos.
      At dawn Tuesday it emerged in daylight like a gray, Gothic specter, that was still smoking but firm in its foundation.
  2. (chiefly in the plural) foundation, groundwork (the result of the work to begin something)

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