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Spanish Word of the Day: Alcazaba

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Alcazaba

Léxico de origen andalusí II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/15/2016
Word: Alcazaba
(al-ca-ZA-ba), sustantivo femenino
English: Fortress, garrison
Etymology: Del árabe hispánico alqsaba, este del árabe clásico qasabah
Meaning: Recinto fortificado, dentro de una población murada, para refugio de la guarnición.
Topic:Léxico de origen andalusí II
Example:

El lugar de la luz en la alcazaba inmóvil
Bajo la media luna.

Santos Domínguez Ramos, "La memoria, ese alcázar(VIII)", en Cuaderno de Abu Qasim

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