siniestro

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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

  1. left, left-hand (direction)
  2. sinister
  3. unhappy
  4. malicious, evil
  5. (heraldry) sinister, sinistral

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Noun[edit]

siniestro m (plural siniestros)

  1. accident, catastrophe, disaster

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