espalda

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From metathesis of Vulgar Latin *spatla, from Late Latin spatula (broad, flat piece), from classical Latin spatha.

Noun[edit]

espalda f (plural espaldes)

  1. back

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish espalda, from metathesis of Vulgar Latin *spatla, from Late Latin spatula (broad, flat piece), from classical Latin spatha.

Noun[edit]

espalda f (Latin spelling, plural espaldas)

  1. (anatomy) back

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From metathesis of Vulgar Latin *spatla(m), from Late Latin spatulam, accusative of spatula (broad, flat piece), from classical Latin spatha.

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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Descendants[edit]

  • Ladino: espalda (Latin spelling)
  • Spanish: espalda

Spanish[edit]

Sense 1

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˈpalda/, [esˈpal̪.d̪a]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alda

Noun[edit]

espalda f (plural espaldas)

  1. back
    Synonym: espaldar
  2. (swimming) backstroke

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