zozobrar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish sozobrar, borrowed from Old Catalan sotsobrar, from sotsobre < sots + sobre, or from a Vulgar Latin *subsuperāre (turn upside down), from sub (under) + super (over)[1]. Compare also French sombrer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /θoθoˈbɾaɾ/, [θoθoˈβɾaɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /sosoˈbɾaɾ/, [sosoˈβɾaɾ]

Verb[edit]

zozobrar (first-person singular present zozobro, first-person singular preterite zozobré, past participle zozobrado)

  1. (nautical) to capsize, founder, sink
  2. (of a business or project) to fail
  3. (of a person) to worry, or fret; to be anxious

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References[edit]

  • Vicente Garcia de Diego, Diccionario Etimológico Español e Hispánico, pp. 379,427.