doblegar

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Catalan[edit]

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From Old Occitan, from Latin duplicāre, present active infinitive of duplicō. Compare the borrowed doublet duplicar.

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doblegar (first-person singular present doblego, past participle doblegat)

  1. (transitive, reflexive) to fold, to bend
    Synonyms: doblar, plegar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin duplicāre, present active infinitive of duplicō, probably through the intermediate of Catalan doblegar in the 15th century, as it was not found earlier in Old Spanish texts and is completely absent in Portuguese as well[1]. Doublet of duplicar, which was later borrowed directly from Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dobleˈɡaɾ/, [d̪oβleˈɣaɾ]

Verb[edit]

doblegar (first-person singular present doblego, first-person singular preterite doblegué, past participle doblegado)

  1. (transitive, reflexive) to bring down, vanquish, conquer, topple, defeat
  2. (transitive, reflexive) to fold, to bend
    Synonyms: doblar, plegar
  3. (transitive, mathematics) to divide by two

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  • Rule: g becomes a gu before e.

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