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Costalero

La Semana Santa I

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 3/29/2015
Word: Costalero
(cos-ta-LE-ro), sustantivo, masculino, singular
English: Carrier
Etymology: Del castellano costal y éste, a su vez, del latín costa (costilla)
Meaning: Esportillero o mozo de cordel, especialmente el que lleva a hombros un paso de una procesión.
Topic:La Semana Santa I
Example:

Las cuadrillas de costaleros con el atuendo característico se documentan a finales del siglo XVII ...
Manuel José Gómez Lara y Jorge Jiménez Barrientos, Semana Santa: Fiesta mayor en Sevilla, p. 48.

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