verdugo

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

verdugo m (plural verdugos)

  1. executioner, hangman

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Possibly from a Vulgar Latin *virdūcu-, from *virde, from Latin viridem (green), with the meaning of “a green stick used to beat someone.”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /berˈduɡo/, [berˈðuɣo]
  • (Rosario, Argentina)
    (file)

Noun[edit]

verdugo m (plural verdugos)

  1. executioner, hangman (official person who carries out the capital punishment of a criminal)
    Synonym: oficial
  2. tyrant
  3. (bullfighting) puntilla (small dagger for administering the coup de grâce to the bull)