muñeca

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a pre-Roman language, possibly a pre-Indo-European substrate. Compare Basque muno (colina). Its original meaning was 'protuberance', from which both senses of 'wrist' and 'doll' come. Compare Spanish moño (a bow, ribbon) and muñón (stump).

NounEdit

muñeca f (plural muñecas)

  1. (anatomy) wrist
  2. doll (figure)
  3. (colloquial) chick, babe, doll (woman)

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Last modified on 14 March 2014, at 07:37