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 < Latin viridem ‎(green), with the meaning of a green stick used to beat someone.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

verdugo m ‎(plural verdugos)

  1. executioner, hangman
  2. (bullfighting) The puntilla