semilla

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See also: Semilla

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a derivative of Latin semen (seeds).

Corominas proposes Latin *sēminia, plural of *sēminium, through a Mozarabic xeminio.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /seˈmiʝa/ [seˈmi.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /seˈmiʎa/ [seˈmi.ʎa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /seˈmiʃa/ [seˈmi.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /seˈmiʒa/ [seˈmi.ʒa]

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  • (most of Spain and Latin America) Rhymes: -iʝa
  • (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) Rhymes: -iʎa
  • (Buenos Aires and environs) Rhymes: -iʃa
  • (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) Rhymes: -iʒa

  • Hyphenation: se‧mi‧lla

Noun[edit]

semilla f (plural semillas)

  1. seed (of a plant)

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: semilya
  • Portuguese: semilha (potato)
  • Tagalog: semilya (sperm, semen)

Further reading[edit]