See also: Casta and ĉasta

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish casta.

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casta (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A hierarchical system of race classification created by Spanish elites in Hispanic America during the eighteenth century.
    • 2012, Mary Jo Maynes, Ann Waltner, The Family: A World History, Oxford University Press, →ISBN:
      Both of these political developments called attention to family lineage. In the Mexican colonial context, casta took on new meanings, referring to all the people of Mexico who were not of “pure” Spanish heritage.

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Catalan

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Noun

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casta f (plural castes)

  1. race, breed
  2. type, kind
    Synonym: mena
  3. caste

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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casta

  1. feminine singular of cast

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Galician

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Probably from Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts), from Proto-Germanic *kastuz, Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast), compare English cast.[1] Alternatively from a derivative of Latin castus.

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casta f (plural castas)

  1. species, race or kind
    • 1807, anonymous author, Segundo diálogo dos esterqueiros:
      ben dicen alí que cando un home ten un bocado, nunca lle marran amigos. Dou ó Demo a casta deles Si non sirven para máis.
      wisely they say that a man which has food never is short of friends. I send to hell their kind if they are good for nothing else
  2. quality
  3. lineage, progeny, offspring, group of people who share the same ancestors
  4. caste (hereditary class)

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  1. ^ Joan Coromines, José A. Pascual (1983–1991) “casta”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos

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Participle

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casta

  1. past participle of cas

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casta

  1. twisted, wound
  2. complicated, intricate, involved
  3. gnarled, bent, wizened

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casta m sg

  1. genitive singular of casadh

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
casta chasta gcasta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian

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Borrowed from Portuguese casta or Spanish casta, probably of Gothic and Germanic origin.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈka.sta/
  • Rhymes: -asta
  • Hyphenation: cà‧sta

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casta f (plural caste)

  1. caste
  2. establishment; the exclusive class of powerful people thought to really rule Italy

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casta f sg

  1. feminine singular of casto (chaste)

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Latin

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(Classical Latin) IPA(key): /ˈkas.ta/, [ˈkäs̠t̪ä]

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casta

  1. inflection of castus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/nominative neuter plural

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castā

  1. ablative feminine singular of castus

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Portuguese

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  • Hyphenation: cas‧ta

Etymology 1

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Uncertain, possibly from the feminine of casto (chaste) (from Old Galician-Portuguese casto, from Latin castus) or from Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌽 (*kastan) or *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts), from Proto-Germanic *kastōną (to throw, cast), *kastuz.

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casta f (plural castas)

  1. bloodline; lineage
    Synonyms: linhagem, sangue
  2. breed; race
    Synonym: raça
  3. species
  4. caste (hereditary social classes)

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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casta

  1. feminine singular of casto

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkasta/ [ˈkas.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -asta
  • Syllabification: cas‧ta

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casta f (plural castas)

  1. caste
  2. (of a person) lineage
  3. (of an animal) breed
  4. (Spain) establishment; the exclusive class of powerful people thought to really rule Spain
    Synonym: casta política
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Etymology 2

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casta

  1. feminine singular of casto

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