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Spanish Word of the Day: Penitente

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Penitente

La Semana Santa I

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 3/28/2015
Word: Penitente
(pe-ni-TEN-te), adjetivo y sustantivo.
English: Penitent
Etymology: Del latín paenitens, -entis
Meaning: 1. Persona que hace penitencia.
2. Persona que en las procesiones o rogativas públicas va vestida de túnica en señal de penitencia.
Topic:La Semana Santa I
Example:

Cachorro, si en Viernes Santo
Te faltara un penitente, Asóciate a nuestro llanto
Que es Juan Belmonte el ausente...
Nicómedes Santa Cruz, A la muerte de Don Juan Belmonte

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