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Gafe

Léxico relacionado con las supersticiones

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 2/14/2008
Word: Gafe
(GA-fe), sustantivo masculino.
English: Jinx
Etymology: Del árabe qafa, encogida.
Meaning: Persona que trae mala suerte.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con las supersticiones
Example:

El torero, sobre todo en el día de la corrida, procura respetar meticulosamente el código mágico de la sociedad española (evitar ciertos colores, números, personas gafes y realizar ciertos gestos o ritos prescritos...
Cerebro y emociones, J.A. Jáuregui.

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