serpiente

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin serpēns, serpentem, from serpō (crawl, creep), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-. Cognate with English serpent.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /seɾˈpjente/, [seɾˈpjẽn̪.t̪e]
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NounEdit

serpiente f (plural serpientes)

  1. snake, serpent (legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes)
    Synonyms: culebra, (archaic) sierpe
  2. (specifically) a large or medium-sized snake
  3. (figuratively) snake
    Synonym: traidor

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