ChavacanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish hueso, from Old Spanish huesso, from Latin ossum, popular variant of os.

NounEdit

hueso

  1. (anatomy) bone

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish huesso, from Latin ossum, popular variant of os, ossis, from Proto-Italic *ōs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁ (bone), *h₂óst.

Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Italian osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian ossu.

Political sense comes from comparing a dog looking for and defending a bone and a politician searching for a position.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈw̝eso/ [ˈw̝e.so]
    • (file)
    • Syllabification: hue‧so
  • IPA(key): (dialectal) /ˈbweso/ [ˈbwe.so], /ˈɡweso/ [ˈɡwe.so]
  • Rhymes: -eso

NounEdit

hueso m (plural huesos)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (botany) stone, pit (the central part of some fruits, consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer (like those of peach, olive, avocado or mango))
  3. (politics, Mexico, slang) political position (appointed or elected)
  4. (Spain, informal) strict person

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