EnglishEdit

 
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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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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Rhymes: (Brazil) -ustu, (Portugal, Rio de Janeiro) -uʃtu
  • Hyphenation: sus‧to

Etymology 1Edit

Deverbal from sustar.

NounEdit

susto m (plural sustos)

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

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]
  • Rhymes: -usto
  • Hyphenation: sus‧to

NounEdit

susto m (plural sustos)

  1. fright

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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