pestaña

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See also: pestana

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pestaña f (plural pestañes)

  1. eyelash

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish pestaña (eyelash and eyebrow area; eyelash), cognate with Portuguese pestana (eyelash), Catalan pestanya (eyelash) and Gascon Occitan pestane, from Vulgar Latin *pistanna, and related to Basque pizta (rheum, eye sleep) and piztule (pestaña).

Coromines and Pascual conjecture that the Vulgar Latin term is perhaps from an uncertain Indo-European language, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pstḗn (teat, nipple), as an extension in the sense of something that hangs from the body.

Noun[edit]

pestaña f (plural pestañas)

  1. flange
  2. (anatomy) eyelash
  3. (computing) tab (navigational widget in a GUI)

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References[edit]

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN