imán

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

imán m (plural imanes)

  1. magnet (piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish aymant, apocopic form of aymante (lodestone), from Old French aïmant (lodestone), from Vulgar Latin *adimas, from Latin adamās (very hard steel; adamant; diamond), ultimately from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas), with the same meaning. Reinforced or reintroduced by modern French aimant (magnet).

Noun[edit]

imán m (plural imanes)

  1. magnet
    Synonyms: magneto
  2. attraction, charm
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imán m (plural imanes)

  1. (Islam) imam
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