luz

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See also: Luz, luź, and Lūž

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew 'לוז'

Noun[edit]

luz

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  1. A small bone in the human spinal column, believed in Muslim and Jewish traditions to be the indestructible bone from which the body will be rebuilt at the time of resurrection.

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese luz, from Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

luz f (plural luces)

  1. light

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese luz, from Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright). Compare the borrowed doublet lux.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

luz f (plural luzes)

  1. light (medium within which vision is possible)
    • 1915, Alberto Caeiro (Fernando Pessoa), “É noite”:
      É noite. A noite é muito escura. Numa casa a uma grande distancia. Brilha a luz d'uma janella.
      It's night. The night is very dark. In a house a great distance away. The light from a window shines.
  2. light; light source (object that emits light)
  3. (figuratively) light; enlightenment (knowledge about things as they really are)
  4. (colloquial) electricity

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:luz.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish luz, from Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright). Compare the borrowed doublet lux.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

luz f (plural luces)

  1. light
  2. (anatomy) lumen
  3. (figuratively, usually in the plural) brightness, intelligence
    Vas a llegar con menos luces.
    You're going to get there with less intellect.
  4. (figuratively) focus, point of view, understanding
    Debes verlo bajo una nueva luz.
    You must see it from a new point of view.
  5. (electricity) electric power
    Se fue la luz.
    There is a blackout.

Derived terms[edit]

(diminutive lucecita)

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References[edit]

luz” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.