llave

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Asturian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāvis, clāvem (key).

Noun[edit]

llave f (plural llaves)

  1. key

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāvis (key), from Proto-Italic *klāwis, of ultimately Proto-Indo-European origin. Doublet of clave. Cognate with English clef.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈʝabe/, [ˈɟ͡ʝa.β̞e]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈʎabe/, [ˈʎa.β̞e]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈʃabe/, [ˈʃa.β̞e]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʒabe/, [ˈʒa.β̞e]

Noun[edit]

llave f (plural llaves)

  1. key (to open doors)
  2. key (of musical instrument)
  3. key (in heraldry)
  4. spanner, wrench
  5. faucet, tap, water tap, spigot
    Synonyms: grifo, canilla, paja, pluma
  6. curly bracket ({ and })
  7. switch (a device to turn electric current on and off or direct its flow)
    Synonym: interruptor
  8. (wrestling) hold (position or grip used to control the opponent)
  9. (uncountable) a game where a small metal disc is thrown at a small metal structure

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