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Spanish Word of the Day: Aldea

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Aldea

El paisaje castellano

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 2/19/2001
Word: Aldea
(al-DE-a), nombre femenino
English: Village, hamlet.
Etymology: Del árabe ad-day´a
Meaning: Pueblo de corto vecindario y, por lo común, sin jurisdicción propia.
Topic:El paisaje castellano
Example:

"Después de cabalgar dos horas llegamos a la Muedra, una aldea a medio camino entre Cidones y Vinuesa, y a pocos pasos cruzamos un puente de madera sobre el Duero."
(Antonio Machado: La Tierra de Alvar González

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