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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

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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 (yo) present indicative form of herrar.

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