relámpago

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin lampas, lampades, possibly through a derivative of the Late Latin verb lampō, lampāre, with later alterations within early Romance, or from the related lampada[1]. The prefix re- indicates the idea of repetition, hence lightning striking over and over again. Compare Portuguese relâmpago, relâmpado, see also Catalan llampec.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reˈlampaɡo/, [reˈlãmpaɣo]

Noun[edit]

relámpago m (plural relámpagos)

  1. lightning, bolt
  2. flash, glance, sparkle

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