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From Old Spanish touiello, from Vulgar Latin *tūbellum, a diminutive of Latin tūber (hump, bump, swelling, protuberance).


  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /toˈbiʝo/, [t̪oˈβ̞i.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /toˈbiʎo/, [t̪oˈβ̞i.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /toˈbiʃo/, [t̪oˈβ̞i.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /toˈbiʒo/, [t̪oˈβ̞i.ʒo]
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  • Noun[edit]

    tobillo m (plural tobillos)

    1. ankle
      • 1980, “Chicas De Colegio”, performed by Mamá:
        Desde mi ventana / yo las veo pasear / sus pequeños cuerpos / sus tobillos de cristal
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