necesidad

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Spanish necessidad, borrowed from Latin necessitātem. According to Coromines and Pascual, attested since the 13th century, in Gonzalo de Berceo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /neθesiˈdad/ [ne.θe.siˈð̞að̞]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /nesesiˈdad/ [ne.se.siˈð̞að̞]
  • Rhymes: -ad
  • Syllabification: ne‧ce‧si‧dad

Noun[edit]

necesidad f (plural necesidades)

  1. need
  2. necessity
  3. neediness, state of being in need
  4. neediness (emotional)

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