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Spanish Word of the Day: Cárcava

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Cárcava

Léxico relacionado con la muerte

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/31/2013
Word: Cárcava
CÁR-ca-va Sustantivo femenino
English: Gully
Etymology: Del lat. caccăbus, olla, infl. por concavāre, cavar
Meaning: 1. f. Hoya o zanja grande que suelen hacer las avenidas de agua.2. f. Zanja o foso.3. f. Hoyo en la tierra para enterrar un cadáver.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la muerte
Example:

"Su voz, hablando para arriba, sonaba como si saliera de una honda cárcava" (Camilo José Cela, Judíos, moros y cristianos)

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