hacha

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hacha f (plural haches)

  1. axe (tool)

Chamorro[edit]

Numeral[edit]

hacha

  1. (Old Chamorro) one (in general)

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

hacha

  1. third-person singular past historic of hacher

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈat͡ʃa/, [ˈa.t͡ʃa]

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 articles el and un (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el hacha
un hacha
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with stressed /a/ such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la or una.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Isthmus Mixe: achë
  • Morelos Nahuatl: acha
  • Rayón Zoque: jacha
  • Tezoatlán Mixtec: achá
  • Western Apache: acha
  • Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl: acha

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ JwmShW0” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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