espada

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatha (a type of sword), from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, broad blade).

Noun[edit]

espada f (plural espades)

  1. sword

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatha (a type of sword), from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, broad blade).

Noun[edit]

espada f (plural espadas)

  1. sword

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatham, accusative of spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, blade).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espada f (plural espadas)

  1. sword
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 64r.
      De natura es fria ¬ humida. Et fazen della mangos pora cuchiello ¬ pora eſpadas […]
      It is cold and damp in nature, and they make handles for knives and swords out of it […]
    • Idem, f. 103v.
      […] la uertud dela figura de oḿe cauallero ſobre un leon. ¬ que tenga en la mano dieſtra eſpada deſnuda, ¬ en la ſinieſtra cabeça de oḿe.
      […] the virtue of the figure of a knightly man riding a lion, with an unsheathed sword in his right hand and the head of a man in his left.

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Portuguese[edit]

espada

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese espada, from Latin spatha (a type of sword), from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, broad blade), likely from Proto-Indo-European *sph₂-dʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espada f (plural espadas)

  1. sword
  2. (fencing) épée

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē).

Noun[edit]

espada f (plural espadas)

  1. sword
  2. spade (playing card)
  3. (fencing) épée

espada m (plural espadas)

  1. (bullfighting) matador

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