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Spanish Word of the Day: Puñal

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Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/22/2012
Word: Puñal
pu-ÑAL Sustantivo masculino
English: dagger
Etymology: Del latín *pugnale
Meaning: Arma de acero, de dos a tres decímetros de largo, que solo hiere con la punta.

"Oyó los gritos y se enderezó de un salto, puñal en mano" Julio Cortázar, "La noche boca arriba", Final del juego