ayuntamiento

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish ayuntamiento.

NounEdit

ayuntamiento (plural ayuntamientos)

  1. A corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns in Spain, corresponding to mayor and aldermen.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From obsolete ayuntar ("join, gather") + -miento, ultimately from Latin adiūnctus, a contraction of ad- + iūnctus. Note how ayuntamiento preserves the Latin palatal – as does yunta ("yoke [of oxen], team [of horses]"), but not junto ("together"). Both terms equally derive from iūnctus, but only the latter underwent velarisation.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /aʝuntaˈmjento/ [a.ʝũn̪.t̪aˈmjẽn̪.t̪o]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /aʃuntaˈmjento/ [a.ʃũn̪.t̪aˈmjẽn̪.t̪o]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /aʒuntaˈmjento/ [a.ʒũn̪.t̪aˈmjẽn̪.t̪o]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ento
  • Hyphenation: a‧yun‧ta‧mien‧to

NounEdit

ayuntamiento m (plural ayuntamientos)

  1. city council, town council, council (a corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns, corresponding to mayor and aldermen)
    Synonym: alcaldía
  2. city hall, town hall
    Synonym: alcaldía
  3. (obsolete, uncountable) sexual intercourse

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