See also: Castillo

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Spanish castiello (stronghold, fortress, castle), from Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum (fort). Doublet of castell.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /kasˈtiʝo/ [kasˈt̪i.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /kasˈtiʎo/ [kasˈt̪i.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /kasˈtiʃo/ [kasˈt̪i.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /kasˈtiʒo/ [kasˈt̪i.ʒo]

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  • (most of Spain and Latin America) Rhymes: -iʝo
  • (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) Rhymes: -iʎo
  • (Buenos Aires and environs) Rhymes: -iʃo
  • (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) Rhymes: -iʒo

  • Syllabification: cas‧ti‧llo

Noun edit

castillo m (plural castillos)

  1. castle (a large building that is fortified and contains many defences)

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Descendants edit

  • Basque: gaztelu
  • Papiamentu: kastio
  • Tagalog: kastilyo

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