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Spanish Word of the Day: Alcázar

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Alcázar

Léxico de origen andalusí II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/14/2016
Word: Alcázar
(al-CÁ-zar), sustantivo masculino
English: Royal palace, castle
Etymology: Del árabe hispánico alqásr, este del árabe clásico qasr, y este del latín castra, campamento.
Meaning: 1. m. fortaleza (recinto fortificado).
2. m. Casa real o habitación del príncipe, esté o no fortificada.
Topic:Léxico de origen andalusí II
Example:

...y aquella noche se casa
con un moro feo y torpe
porque es alcaide en Sevilla
del Alcázar y la Torre.

Félix Lope de Vega, Sale la estrella de Venus

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