matanza

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish matanza (slaughter), from matar (to kill).

Noun[edit]

matanza (plural matanzas)

  1. (US, Western US) A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for matanza in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

matanza f (plural matances)

  1. kill (act of killing)
  2. killing
  3. slaughter

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Galician[edit]

Matanza dos Inocentes ("Massacre of the Innocents")

Etymology[edit]

Matar (to kill) +‎ -anza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈtanθa̝/, (western) /maˈtansa̝/

Noun[edit]

matanza f (plural matanzas)

  1. kill (act of killing)
  2. massacre, slaughter
    • 1370, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana, page 621:
      desque õme fuj formado, nũca ueu tal matança nẽ tal marteyro cõmo era sóbrelos de Troya
      since the man was made, he never saw such a slaughter nor such a martyrdom as that that was befalling the Trojans

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • matança” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • matança” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • matanza” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • matanza” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • matanza” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

matanza f (plural matanzas)

  1. a slaughter, a killing

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See also[edit]