escombrar

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Possibly from Vulgar Latin *excomborāre, from a proposed Proto-Celtic *comboros. This could be from the same root underlying Medieval Latin combrus (barricade of felled trees), reconstructed as Gaulish *komberū, from Proto-Celtic *kombereti (to bring together) (from *kom- +‎ *bereti (to bear)) and found in Medieval Latin incombrō, the source of Old French encombrer.

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escombrar (first-person singular present escombro, past participle escombrat)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to sweep, sweep away, sweep out
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to sweep

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *excomborāre, of Celtic origin, from Proto-Celtic *comboros, derived from *kom- (with) + *bereti (to bear), similar to Dutch kommer (concern, problems).

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  • IPA(key): /eskomˈbɾaɾ/, [es.kõmˈbɾaɾ]

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escombrar (first-person singular present escombro, first-person singular preterite escombré, past participle escombrado)

  1. to clear out, clean out

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