galápago

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Iberian *calappacu (compare Catalan calàpat ‘toad’).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

galápago m (plural galápagos)

  1. Name given to several species of turtle.
  2. (Ecuador) giant tortoise

SynonymsEdit

  • (common name for a turtle): quelonio m, tortuga f
  • (giant tortoise): tortuga gigante f

Derived termsEdit

  • galápago europeo m
  • galápago leproso m
  • islas Galápagos f pl

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joan Corominas, Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico, vol. 2 (Madrid: Editorial Gredos, 1996), 620-623.
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