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  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝero/ [ˈɟ͡ʝe.ro]
  • IPA(key): (Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈjero/ [ˈje.ro]

Etymology 1[edit]

Chemical element
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Inherited 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 (chemical element)
  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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