siniestro

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sinistrum, singular accusative of sinister (left, left-hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [siˈnjes.tɾo], [siˈɲes.tɾo]

Adjective[edit]

siniestro (feminine singular siniestra, masculine plural siniestros, feminine plural siniestras)

  1. left, left-hand (direction)
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 97v.
      […] Et q́ deſcéda ſobreſta piedra la uertud de oḿe q́ téga en la mano dieſtra lança ¬ en la ſinieſtra un af traſtornada.
      […] And may over this stone descend the virtue of the man with a spear in his right hand and an upturned bird on his left.

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  • Spanish: siniestro, siniestra

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish siniestro, from Latin sinister, sinistrum, through a Vulgar Latin root *sinexter, sinextrum, from contamination with dexter (right), whence Spanish diestro.[1] Compare Portuguese sestro, Italian sinistro (archaic or Old Italian sinestro), Old French senestre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

siniestro (feminine siniestra, masculine plural siniestros, feminine plural siniestras)

  1. sinister
  2. unhappy
    Synonyms: infeliz, funesto
  3. malicious, evil
    Synonyms: avieso, malintencionado
  4. (dated)left, left-hand (direction)
    Synonym: izquierdo
    Antonyms: derecho, diestro
  5. (heraldry) sinister, sinistral

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Noun[edit]

siniestro m (plural siniestros)

  1. accident, catastrophe, disaster

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