puente

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Noun[edit]

puente m (plural puentes)

  1. Alternative form of ponte

Spanish[edit]

Puente (bridge)
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish puente, from Latin pontem, singular accusative of pōns, from Proto-Indo-European *pónteh₁s (path, road), from *pent- (path). Compare Catalan pont, French pont, Italian ponte, Occitan pònt, Portuguese ponte, Romanian punte, Romansch punt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpwente/, [ˈpwẽn̪t̪e]
  • Hyphenation: puen‧te
  • See also: fuente

Noun[edit]

puente m (plural puentes)

  1. bridge (construction spanning a waterway, ravine, or valley from an elevated height)
  2. long weekend; a day which falls between two work-free days (holidays or weekend days), on which leave is preferred
  3. arch of a foot (curved part of the bottom of a foot)
  4. (nautical) bridge, bridge deck (elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain)
  5. (dentistry) bridge, denture (artificial replacement of one or more teeth)

Notes[edit]

In some archaic texts or expressions this noun may take the feminine gender instead.

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