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murciélago

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EtymologyEdit

From metathetic murciégalo, from Latin mus (mouse) + caeculus, diminutive of caecus (blind). Compare Portuguese and Galician morcego. Also compare with Old Spanish mur (mouse).

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murciélago m (plural murciélagos)

  1. bat (winged mammal)
    • 1800, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Historia General del Perú Chapter 12
      ...adoraban al buho por la hermosura de sus ojos y cabeza, y al murciélago por la sutileza de su vista...
      ...they adored the owl for the prettiness of its eyes and head, and the bat for the subtlety of its sight...

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