susto

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

susto (uncountable)

  1. An illness in Latin American cultures, a condition of fear and chronic somatic suffering stemming from one's own or others' emotional trauma.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from sustar, from Latin substāre, or less likely from surrectus. Compare Spanish susto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

susto m (plural sustos)

  1. fright, scare.
  2. fear, terror.

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Verb[edit]

susto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sustar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Several theories exist. Possibly an expressive creation, or from a verb *sustar, from Latin suscitāre[1] (though this is unlikely), or perhaps from substāre[2]. Compare Portuguese susto.

Noun[edit]

susto m (plural sustos)

  1. fright

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