AsturianEdit

NounEdit

hacha f (plural haches)

  1. axe (tool)

ChamorroEdit

NumeralEdit

hacha

  1. (Old Chamorro) one (in general)

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

hacha

  1. third-person singular past historic of hacher

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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 notesEdit
  • The feminine noun hacha is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed /a/ sound in that it takes the articles el and un (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el hacha
un hacha
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with stressed /a/ such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la or una.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Isthmus Mixe: achë
  • Morelos Nahuatl: acha
  • Rayón Zoque: jacha
  • Tezoatlán Mixtec: achá
  • Western Apache: acha
  • Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl: acha

Etymology 2Edit

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 Portuguese facha.

NounEdit

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 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

hacha

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

ReferencesEdit

  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

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