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See also: nino, Nino, and El Niño

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GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

nío

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese nio, from Latin nīdus (nest), from Proto-Italic *nizdos (nest), from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest).

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niño m (plural niños)

  1. nest

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ninus, probably imitative of infantile language. Compare also Italian nino.

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NounEdit

niño m (plural niños, feminine niña, feminine plural niñas) (diminutive niñito)

  1. child; boy, girl

Usage notesEdit

The noun niño is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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