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Spanish Word of the Day: Postigo

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Postigo

La casa andaluza II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/22/2002
Word: Postigo
(pos-TI-go), sustantivo masculino
English: window shutter, gate
Etymology: Del latín posticum
Meaning: 1. Tablero sujeto con bisagras o goznes en el marco de una puerta o ventana para cubrir cuando conviene la parte encristalada.
2. Cualquiera de las puertas no principales de una ciudad o villa.
Topic:La casa andaluza II
Example:

¿Sevilla?... ¿Granada?... La noche de luna.
Angosta la calle, revuelta y moruna,
de blancas paredes y obscuras ventanas.
Cerrados postigos, corridas persianas...

Antonio Machado, “Fantasía de una nota de abril”

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