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NounEdit

susto (uncountable)

  1. An illness in Latin American cultures, a condition of fear and chronic somatic suffering stemming from one's own or others' emotional trauma.

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from sustar, from Latin substāre, or less likely from surrectus. Compare Spanish susto.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

susto m (plural sustos)

  1. fright, scare.
  2. fear, terror.

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VerbEdit

susto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sustar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Several theories exist. Possibly an expressive creation, or from a verb *sustar, from Latin suscitāre[1] (though this is unlikely), or perhaps from substāre[2]. Compare Portuguese susto.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsusto/, [ˈsus.t̪o]

NounEdit

susto m (plural sustos)

  1. fright

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ susto” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991) Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

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