espalda

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin spatula ‎(broad, flat piece), diminutive of Latin spatha.

Noun[edit]

espalda f ‎(plural espaldes)

  1. back

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish espalda, from Late Latin spatula ‎(broad, flat piece), from Latin spatha.

Noun[edit]

espalda f ‎(Latin spelling, plural espaldas)

  1. (anatomy) back

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin spatulam, accusative of spatula ‎(broad, flat piece), diminutive of Latin spatha ‎(broad sword).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espalda f (plural espaldas)

  1. (anatomy) back
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 106r.
      […] la uertud de figura de mugier con alas que eſte leuantada en pie. ¬ con los cabellos luengos echados atras. ¬ eſparzidos ſobre las eſpaldas.
      […] the virtue of the figure of the winged woman who is standing on one foot, her hair long and drawn back, and spread over her back.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish espalda, from Late Latin spatula ‎(broad, flat piece) (compare Catalan espatlla ‎(shoulder), French épaule ‎(shoulder), Portuguese espádua ‎(scapula, shoulder)), diminutive of Latin spatha ‎(straight sword).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espalda f ‎(plural espaldas)

  1. back
  2. backstroke (swimming)

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