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Spanish Word of the Day: Camafeo

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Camafeo

Accesorios

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 4/4/2014
Word: Camafeo
(ca-ma-FE-o) Sustantivo masculino.
English: Cameo
Etymology: (Cf. b. lat. camahutus).
Meaning: 1. m. Tipo de piedra preciosa, generalmente ónice o ágata, con figura tallada en relieve.
Topic:Accesorios
Example:

El enviado del rey le entregó al príncipe un camafeo en el que estaba tallado el retrato de su prometida, la princesa Brunilda. Parecía una joven hermosa de armoniosos rasgos y semblante tranquilo.

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