See also: Hueste

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin hostem, accusative singular of hostis (enemy, stranger) (compare Catalan host (army), Italian oste (army, host), Romanian oaste (army, host)), from Proto-Italic *hostis, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (guest, stranger).

NounEdit

hueste f (plural huestes)

  1. (usually in the plural) army, troops
    • 2018 June 12, “Ortega propone a EE UU adelantar las elecciones en Nicaragua mientras sigue la violencia”, in El País[1]:
      Los barrios orientales de la capital, heroicos en aquella épica, vivieron horas de zozobra tras el asedio de las huestes del Frente Sandinista, grupos irregulares que han sido armados para generar violencia y terror.
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  2. following (group of followers, supporters)
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Classical Nahuatl cuēchtic (something powdered, finely ground).

AdjectiveEdit

hueste (plural huestes)

  1. (Honduras) ground, finely powdered
  2. (of corn dough, Honduras) Beaten and ready for the preparation of tortillas

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