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HiligaynonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish abuelo.

NounEdit

abuélo

  1. grandfather

SpanishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain. Possibly from Latin *aviōlus, from Classical Latin avus (from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (grandfather)) + -olus.[1]. Compare Asturian güelu, French aïeul, Galician avó, Portuguese avô.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈbwelo/, [aˈβwelo]
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /aˈwelo/
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /aˈɡwelo/, [aˈɣwelo]

NounEdit

abuelo m (plural abuelos, feminine abuela, feminine plural abuelas)

  1. grandfather
    Su abuelo es simpático.
    His grandfather is nice.
  2. (colloquial, affectionate) an elderly person
  3. loose tufts of hair in the nape when one's hair is messed up

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.

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Hiligaynon: abuélo
  • Papiamentu: welo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joan Coromines, Breve Diccionario Etimológico de la Lengua Castellana

Further readingEdit