hacha

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hacha f (plural haches)

  1. axe (tool)

Chamorro[edit]

Numeral[edit]

hacha

  1. (Old Chamorro, cardinal) one (in general)

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

hacha

  1. third-person singular past historic of hacher

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French hache.

Noun[edit]

hacha f (plural hachas)

  1. axe, hatchet (tool for felling trees or chopping wood)
  2. (colloquial) ace, wizard (someone who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine noun hacha is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el hacha
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

Etymology 2[edit]

From older facha, from a Vulgar Latin *fascla, from syncopation of *fascula, presumably from a crossing of Latin facula and fascis[1]. Doublet of fácula, a borrowing.

Noun[edit]

hacha f (plural hachas)

  1. a kind of torch or large candle (often with four sticks)
  2. a kind of wick or fuse (often made with esparto grass and tar), which does not go out easily in the wind
  3. bundle of straw tied up like a strip and often used to help cover huts or other field constructions

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