encastillar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ castillo (castle) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /enkastiˈʝaɾ/, [ẽŋ.kas.t̪iˈʝaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /enkastiˈʎaɾ/, [ẽŋ.kas.t̪iˈʎaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /enkastiˈʃaɾ/, [ẽŋ.kah.t̪iˈʃaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /enkastiˈʒaɾ/, [ẽŋ.kah.t̪iˈʒaɾ]

Verb[edit]

encastillar (first-person singular present encastillo, first-person singular preterite encastillé, past participle encastillado)

  1. (transitive) to fortify with castles
  2. (reflexive) to hide or lock oneself up in a castle
  3. (reflexive) to stick to
    • 1877, Benito Pérez Galdós, Gloria:
      te encastillas en tu error, y te cercas de la muralla de una terquedad y reincidencia más abominables que el error mismo
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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