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muñeca

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish monneca, 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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