Last modified on 21 May 2015, at 02:32

liebre

Old SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin leporem, accusative of lepus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

liebre f (plural liebres)

  1. hare
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 17v.
      […] pero la gente daq́lla tierra o ella es mas fallada, llaman le la piedra dela liebre, por eſta razon. q́ en aquel logar o entra el grand ryo del nilo en la mar medio terrana, cria ſe y un animal que ſemeia en ſus miembros ¬ en todas ſus fayciones ala liebre de tierra. ¬ por endel llaman liebre marina.
      […] but the people of that land, where it is most found, call it the stone of the hare for this reason; that in that place, where the great river Nile enters the Mediterranean Sea, there breeds an animal that is similar in its limbs and all of its features to the land hare, and thus they call it a marine hare.

DescendantsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish liebre, from Latin lepus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

liebre f (plural liebres)

  1. hare

Derived termsEdit

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