embuste

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin impositum according to 1914’s DRAE, of unknown origin according to recent editions

Noun[edit]

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embuste m (plural embustes)

  1. a scam or hoax
    Synonyms: ardil, truque

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin impositum according to 1914’s DRAE, of unknown origin according to recent editions

Noun[edit]

embuste m (plural embustes)

  1. a lie, deception, or hoax
    • Mariano Velázquez De La Cadena, A New Spanish Reader: Consisting of Passages from the Most Approved Authors in Prose and Verse..., 1863, page 240
      Mentira explica sólo la idea de una cosa falsa: embuste, supone además de la falsedad la malicia; porque nadie dice un embuste de buena fe.
      "Mentira" indicates only the idea of something false: embuste implies malice in addition to the falsehood; thus, no-one tells an embuste in good faith.

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