IPA(key): /ˈje.ro/, [ˈje.ro] (spelling pronunciation)
- IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝero/, [ˈɟ͡ʝe.ro]
- IPA(key): (Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈjero/, [ˈje.ro]
Homophone: yerro (not in Rioplatense)
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From Old Spanish fierro, from Latin ferrum (compare Catalan ferro, French fer, Italian ferro, Portuguese ferro, Romanian fier). See also the doublet ferro (“anchor of a galley”), probably borrowed from Catalan.
hierro m (plural hierros)
- iron (common, inexpensive metal, having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe, or a material predominantly made of this)
- branding iron (piece of metal bent into a distinctive shape and used to brand livestock)
- (metonymically) brand (mark or scar made by burning with a branding iron)
- (by extension) brand (symbolic identity, represented by a name or logo)
- Synonym: marca (more common)
- iron or steel weapon
- any of various objects made of iron
- First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of herrar.