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Spanish Word of the Day: Esmirriado

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Esmirriado

Léxico relacionado con la descripción física

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/22/2002
Word: Esmirriado
(es-mi-RRIA-do) Adjetivo.
English: weak, thin
Etymology: Del portugués mirrado, amojamado, de mirra, sustancia empleada en el embalsamamiento de los cadáveres.
Meaning: Muy delgado o con poco desarrollo o lozanía.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la descripción física
Example:

“-Aquí donde me ve, tan esmirriada, soy muy fuerte.”

Juan Marsé, Ronda del Guinardó, p.90 Ed. Seix Barral

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