fuego

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin focus.

Noun[edit]

fuego m

  1. fire

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin focum, singular accusative of focus (fire), from Latin focus (hearth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fuego m (plural fuegos)

  1. fire
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 63v. col. 1.
      en ſemblança delas beſtias ſuujſta cuemo braſas de fuego encendidas e ſemblanca de lampades
      the appearance of the creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • huego (rare, mostly obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish fuego, from Late Latin focus (fire), from Latin focus (hearth). The form huego, which began to be used around 1500, was mostly replaced by the form starting with -f-[1]. Compare Portuguese fogo. Doublet of foco, which is a borrowing from Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfweɡo/, [ˈfweɣo]
  • (non-standard) IPA(key): [ˈɸweɣo], [ˈhweɣo]

Noun[edit]

fuego m (plural fuegos)

  1. fire

Interjection[edit]

¡fuego!

  1. fire! (cry of distress indicating that something is on fire)
    ¡Fuego! ¡Llame a los bomberos!Fire! Call the fire brigade/department!

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