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Spanish Word of the Day: Almoneda

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Almoneda

Léxico de origen andalusí III

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/21/2016
Word: Almoneda
(al-mo-NE-da), sustantivo femenino
English: Auction, clearance sales
Etymology: Del árabe hispánico almunáda este del árabe clásico munadah
Meaning: 1. Venta pública de bienes muebles con licitación y puja.
2. Venta de géneros que se anuncian a bajo precio.
3. Local donde se realiza esta venta.
Topic:Léxico de origen andalusí III
Example:

...mas la salud estraga en el abrazo
de pérfida hermosura,
que pone en almoneda los favores;

Andrés Bello, Silva a la agricultura de la zona tórrida.

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