conejo

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See also: Conejo and conéjo

Spanish[edit]

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Conejo común o europeo (common or European rabbit).
Hombre enseñando su conejo (man showing his contracted biceps).

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish conejo, from Vulgar Latin *cuniclus, syncopated form of Latin cunīculus originally "burrow", from Ancient Greek κύνικλος (kúniklos), of pre-Roman (probably Iberian) origin; compare Basque untxi (rabbit), Mozarabic qonélyo (rabbit) and Mozarabic qončáyr (greyhound). Compare Galician coello, Portuguese coelho, Italian coniglio, and English cony.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koˈnexo/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -exo

Noun[edit]

conejo m (plural conejos, feminine coneja, feminine plural conejas)

  1. rabbit, cony, coney (male or unspecified sex)
    Hypernym: lagomorfo
    Hyponym: gazapo
  2. (Central America) detective
    Synonym: detective
  3. (anatomy) a contracted biceps (having athletic ‎or semi-athletic ‎features, specially when exhibiting, intentionally or not)
  4. (vulgar, slang) cunt (female genitalia)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: koneho
  • Papiamentu: koneu
  • Quechua: kunu
  • Tagalog: kuneho

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