See also: Hidalgo

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish hidalgo. Doublet of fidalgo.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /hɪˈdælɡəʊ/, (hispanicized) /ɪˈdɑːlɡəʊ/

Noun

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hidalgo (plural hidalgos or hidalgoes)

  1. A member of the Spanish nobility, especially one without a title.
    • 1889, W. S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers, act I:
      The young man seems to entertain but an imperfect appreciation of the respect due from a menial to a Castilian hidalgo.

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish hidalgo.

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hidalgo m (plural hidalgos)

  1. hidalgo

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Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish hidalgo.

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Noun

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hidalgo m (plural hidalgos)

  1. hidalgo

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  • hidalgo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French hidalgo.

Noun

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hidalgo m (uncountable)

  1. hidalgo

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Spanish fidalgo, contracted from the also-attested fijo d'algo. Compare Portuguese and Galician fidalgo.

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Adjective

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hidalgo (feminine hidalga, masculine plural hidalgos, feminine plural hidalgas)

  1. noble

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hidalgo m (plural hidalgos, feminine hidalga, feminine plural hidalgas)

  1. noble, nobleman
    • 1605, Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, capitúlo I:
      En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor.
      In a village of La Mancha, of whose name I don't want to remember, lived, not long ago, a nobleman, of the type with a lance on the rack, an antique rondache, a meagre horse and a hunting hound.
  2. (Spain) drinking an entire glass of alcohol in one big gulp; to chug
    hacer un hidalgochug (a beer or other alcoholic drink)
    tomar una bebida de hidalgoguzzle down a drink
  3. (Mexico) the final year that a public servant is in office
    el año de Hidalgofinal year in office, lame duck year
  4. (Mexico, colloquial) a 1000 Mexican peso bill (which displays Miguel Hidalgo)

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  • English: hidalgo
  • French: hidalgo

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