torbellino

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish torbelino, following dissimilation from torbenino, from Vulgar Latin *turbinīnus, diminutive of Latin turbō, turbinis. Compare Catalan terbolí[1][2].

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /toɾbeˈʝino/, [t̪oɾ.β̞eˈʝi.no]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /toɾbeˈʎino/, [t̪oɾ.β̞eˈʎi.no]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /toɾbeˈʃino/, [t̪oɾ.β̞eˈʃi.no]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /toɾbeˈʒino/, [t̪oɾ.β̞eˈʒi.no]

Noun[edit]

torbellino m (plural torbellinos)

  1. tourbillon, whirlwind
  2. (figuratively) whirl, whirling, swirl, maelstrom

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