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Old Spanish[edit]


From Latin ingenium, from gignō (I beget).



engenno m (plural engennos)

  1. wit, ingenuity
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 24v.
      Et los filoſofos precian la mucho por que ella a tal uertud que aquel que la trae conſigo aguzal mucho el entendimiento ¬ el engenno, aſſi que ninguna coſa noles grieue de entender nin de aprender.
      And philosophers prize it greatly because its virtue is such that, of he who has it with him, it sharpens their understanding and ingenuity, so that nothing is difficult for them to understand or learn.