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avispa

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish biespa, from Latin vespa. Influenced by abeja (bee). Doublet of vespa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈbispa/, [aˈβispa]

NounEdit

avispa f (plural avispas)

  1. wasp (insect)
    • [1591, Richard Percyuall, Bibliotheca Hispanica. Containg a Grammar, with a Dictionaire in Spanish, English, and Latine, gathered out of diuers good Authors: very profitable for the studious of the Spanish toong, London: Iohn Iackson:
      Abiſpa,a waſpe,Veſpa.]
  2. crafty person; one who angers easily

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