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  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝero/, [ˈɟ͡ʝe.ro]
  • IPA(key): (Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈjero/, [ˈje.ro]
  • IPA(key): /ˈje.ro/, [ˈje.ro] (spelling pronunciation)
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  • Homophone: Hierro
  • Homophone: yerro (not in Rioplatense)
  • Rhymes: -ero
  • Chemical element
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    Etymology 1[edit]

    From Old Spanish fierro, from Latin ferrum. Doublet of fierro (branding iron) and ferro (anchor of a galley), which were, respectively, inherited from Latin and probably borrowed from Catalan. Other Romance cognates include French fer, Italian ferro, Portuguese ferro, and Romanian fier.

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    hierro m (plural hierros)

    1. iron (common, inexpensive metal, having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe, or a material predominantly made of this)
    2. branding iron (piece of metal bent into a distinctive shape and used to brand livestock)
    3. (metonymically) brand (mark or scar made by burning with a branding iron)
    4. (by extension) brand (symbolic identity, represented by a name or logo)
      Synonym: marca (more common)
    5. iron or steel weapon
    6. any of various objects made of iron
    7. importance
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    Etymology 2[edit]



    1. first-person singular present indicative of herrar

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