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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish cordel (surveying rope, 50 varas), from Catalan cordell (cord, string), from Vulgar Latin *cordellus (little rope), from Latin chorda (rope, cord) + -ellus (-elle: forming diminutives). Equivalent to cord +‎ -el.

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cordel (plural cordels or cordeles)

  1. (historical) Spanish chain, a traditional Spanish and Mexican unit of distance equivalent to about 41.9 m.

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cordel m (plural cordéis)

  1. strand (short string)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Catalan cordell (cord, string), from Vulgar Latin *cordellus (little rope, cord, string), from Latin chorda (rope, cord) + -ellus (-elle: forming diminutives). Equivalent to corda +‎ -el.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /koɾˈdel/ [koɾˈð̞el]
  • Rhymes: -el
  • Hyphenation: cor‧del

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cordel m (plural cordeles)

  1. string (thin thread)
    Synonym: mecate
  2. twine (thin cord or rope)
  3. (historical) chain (surverying or measuring rope, typically of 50 or 100 varas)
  4. (historical) cordel, Spanish chain (a traditional unit of length equivalent to about 41.9 m in 19th-century Spain)

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