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Léxico de origen andalusí II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/17/2016
Word: Alfanje
(al-FAN-je), sustantivo masculino
English: Moorish sword
Etymology: Del árabe hispánico al hángar este del árabe clásico hanga
Meaning: Especie de sable, corto y corvo, con filo solamente por un lado, y por los dos en la punta.
Topic:Léxico de origen andalusí II

Vano el alfanje
ante las largas lanzas de los muchos,
vano ser el mejor.

Jorge Luis Borges, Alhambra