desierto

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Old Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dēsertum (wasteland; desert), from dēsertus (forsaken; abandoned).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

desierto m (plural desiertos)

  1. desert
    • c. 1200: Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 1v.
      allẏ en ebrȯ. vinierȯ las eſpias. del deſierto de faram. a tierra de promiſſion. Caleph. ¬ ioſue. eſſos. x. cȯpȧneros.
      The spies went there, from the desert of Paran, to Hebron, the Promised Land. Caleb, Joshua and their ten companions.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Latin dēsertus, probably taken as an early semi-learned term (the completely inherited/popular result would have been disierto, which was found in a few old texts)[1].

Adjective[edit]

desierto (feminine singular desierta, masculine plural desiertos, feminine plural desiertas)

  1. desert
  2. empty (of people)
  3. uninhabited

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Spanish desierto, dessierto, a semi-learned borrowing from Latin dēsertum.

Noun[edit]

desierto m (plural desiertos)

  1. desert

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