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Faca

Armas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/29/2012
Word: Faca
FA-ca, Sustantivo femenino
English: Large, curved knife with a sharp tip
Etymology: Del ár. hisp. fár?a, y este del ár. clás. far?ah, hierro de lanza
Meaning: 1.Cuchillo corvo.
2.Cuchillo de grandes dimensiones y con punta, que suele llevarse envainado en una funda de cuero.
Topic:Armas
Example:

"-¡Un tiro vale dinero, y este palomino no merece cosa mejor que una puñalada!-¿Qué vas a hacer? ¡Trae esa faca!"Ramón Mª del Valle-Inclán, La corte de los milagros.

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