hidalgo

See also: Hidalgo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish

NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hidalgo m (plural hidalgos)

  1. hidalgo

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from hijo de algo; see hijodalgo

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. noble

NounEdit

hidalgo m (plural hidalgos, feminine hidalga)

  1. noble, nobleman
    • 1605, Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Primera parte, Capítulo 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.
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