puñal

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish puñal, from Vulgar Latin *pūgnālis, based on Latin pūgnus (fist). Or a shortening of older cuchillo (knife) puñal, deriving from the above word and meaning as big as a fist.[1] Compare Portuguese punhal, Catalan punyal, Italian pugnale, French poignard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpo.naːɬ], [ˈpu.naːɬ]

Noun[edit]

puñal (inanimate)

  1. dagger

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References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 100r

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pūgnālis, *pūgnāle(m), based on Latin pūgnus (fist).

Adjective[edit]

puñal (plural puñales)

  1. Of the fist. Fitting in one's hands.
  2. Of a fight or dispute.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from a derivative of Latin pugna (fight), with the suffix -al. Or a shortening of older cuchillo (knife) puñal, deriving from the above word and meaning as big as a fist.[2] Compare Portuguese punhal, Catalan punyal, Italian pugnale, French poignard, Romanian pumnal.

Noun[edit]

puñal m (plural puñales)

  1. dagger

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