halagar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Spanish falagar. RAE opines from Andalusian Arabic هَالَاق(ẖaláq, seducing pigeon) and opined خلق(to make, forge, lie, polish, perfume)[1]. Compare Galician afagar, Aragonese falaguera (impertinent extravagant desire), Catalan afalagar (to stroke, flatter), Catalan falaguera f sg (flattering, satisfying, contenting, appeasing, placating, light; charm, charisma, grace, pull, adj. hence n.).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alaˈɡaɾ/, [a.laˈɣ̞aɾ]

Verb[edit]

halagar (first-person singular present halago, first-person singular preterite halagué, past participle halagado)

  1. to flatter
    Synonym: adular
  2. to praise
    Synonym: alabar
  3. to please, to gratify
    Synonym: agradar

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Edward William Lane, An Arabic-English Lexicon

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