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fidalgo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Portuguese. See hidalgo.

NounEdit

fidalgo (plural fidalgos or fidalgoes)

  1. (archaic) The lowest title of nobility in Portugal, corresponding to that of hidalgo in Spain.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese fidalgo, shortened from fillo (son) d' (of) algo (something, property, wealth). Compare Spanish hidalgo (Old Spanish fidalgo).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fidalgo m (plural fidalgos)

  1. nobleman

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

fidalgo m (plural fidalgos)

  1. obsolete spelling of hidalgo