niño

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See also: nino, Nino, and El Niño

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

nío

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese nio, from Latin nīdus (nest), from Proto-Italic *nizdos (nest), from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest).

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niño m (plural niños)

  1. nest

References[edit]

  • niño” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ninus, probably imitative of infantile language. Compare also Italian nino.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

niño m (plural niños, feminine niña)

  1. boy, child

Usage notes[edit]

The noun niño is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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