Asturian edit

Noun edit

hacha f (plural haches)

  1. axe (tool)

Chamorro edit

Numeral edit

hacha

  1. (Old Chamorro) one (in general)

French edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Verb edit

hacha

  1. third-person singular past historic of hacher

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈat͡ʃa/ [ˈa.t͡ʃa]
  • Rhymes: -atʃa
  • Syllabification: ha‧cha

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old Spanish facha, borrowed from Old French hache, of Germanic origin.[1]

Noun edit

hacha f (plural hachas)

  1. axe, hatchet (tool for felling trees or chopping wood)
  2. (colloquial) ace, wizard (someone who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field)
Usage notes edit
  • Feminine nouns beginning with stressed /ˈa/ like this one regularly take the singular articles el and un, usually reserved for masculine nouns.
    el hacha, un hacha
  • They maintain the usual feminine singular articles la and una if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Cebuano: atsa
  • Isthmus Mixe: achë
  • Morelos Nahuatl: acha
  • Rayón Zoque: jacha
  • Tezoatlán Mixtec: achá
  • Western Apache: acha
  • Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl: acha

Etymology 2 edit

Inherited from Old Spanish facha, from a Vulgar Latin *fascla, from syncopation of *fascula, presumably from a crossing of Latin facula and fascis.[2] Doublet of fácula, a borrowing. Cognate with Old Galician-Portuguese facha.

Noun edit

hacha f (plural hachas)

  1. a kind of torch or large candle (often with four sticks)
  2. a kind of wick or fuse (often made with esparto grass and tar), which does not go out easily in the wind
  3. bundle of straw tied up like a strip and often used to help cover huts or other field constructions

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

hacha

  1. inflection of hachar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

References edit

  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1984), “hacha”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), volume III (G–Ma), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN, page 303
  2. ^ JwmShW0”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

Further reading edit