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esqueleto

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Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek σκελετός (skeletós, dried up, withered, dried body, parched, mummy), from σκελλώ (skellṓ, to dry, to dry up, to make dry, to parch), from Proto-Indo-European *skele- (to parch, to wither).

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  • Rhymes: -etu
  • Hyphenation: es‧que‧le‧to

Noun edit

esqueleto m (plural esqueletos)

  1. (anatomy) skeleton (bones of an organism)
    Synonyms: ossamenta, ossatura
  2. (fiction) skeleton (undead)
  3. (figuratively, derogatory) a very thin person
    Synonyms: cadáver, seco, anoréxico
    Antonyms: gordo, baleia, rolha de poço, hipopótamo, obeso
  4. frame; framework
    Synonyms: estrutura, armação

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  • (bones of an organism): osso

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σκελετός (skeletós, dried up).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /eskeˈleto/ [es.keˈle.t̪o]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eto
  • Syllabification: es‧que‧le‧to

Noun edit

esqueleto m (plural esqueletos)

  1. (anatomy) skeleton
    Synonym: osamenta
  2. (structure) frame (structural elements of a constructed object)
    Synonym: armazón

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