See also: Hierro and El Hierro


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  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈʝero/ [ˈɟ͡ʝ]
  • IPA(key): (Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈjero/ [ˈ]

Etymology 1Edit

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From Old Spanish fierro, from Latin ferrum. Doublet of fierro (branding iron) and ferro (anchor of a galley), which were, respectively, inherited from Latin and probably borrowed from Catalan. Other Romance cognates include French fer, Italian ferro, Portuguese ferro, and Romanian fier.

Alternative formsEdit


hierro m (plural hierros)

  1. iron (common, inexpensive metal, having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe, or a material predominantly made of this)
  2. branding iron (piece of metal bent into a distinctive shape and used to brand livestock)
  3. (metonymically) brand (mark or scar made by burning with a branding iron)
  4. (by extension) brand (symbolic identity, represented by a name or logo)
    Synonym: marca (more common)
  5. iron or steel weapon
  6. any of various objects made of iron
  7. importance
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Etymology 2Edit



  1. first-person singular present indicative of herrar

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