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Spanish Word of the Day: Reja

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Reja

La casa andaluza II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/26/2002
Word: Reja
(RE-ja), sustantivo femenino
English: grille, bars
Etymology: Del italiano reggia
Meaning: Conjunto de barrotes metálicos o de madera, de varias formas y figura y convenientemente enlazados, que se ponen en las ventanas y otras aberturas de los muros para seguridad o adorno.
Topic:La casa andaluza II
Example:

(...) y en el pedazo de cielo
que por las rejas se ve,
vos no veréis más que un lecho (...).

José Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio, Acto III, ii, 1480-1482

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