abuela

HiligaynonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish abuela.

NounEdit

abuéla

  1. grandmother

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine of abuelo. From Vulgar Latin *aviōla, from Latin avia. Compare Portuguese avó, Galician avoa, Asturian güela, French aïeule.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abuela f ‎(plural abuelas, masculine abuelo)

  1. grandmother, feminine equivalent of abuelo

Usage notesEdit

The noun abuelo is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

Derived termsEdit

  1. abuelita (diminutive)
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