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Vela

Léxico relacionado con el mar

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/14/2002
Word: Vela
(VE-la), sustantivo femenino
English: sail
Etymology: Del latín velum
Meaning: Conjunto o unión de piezas de lona o lienzo fuerte, que, cortados de diversos modos y cosidos, se amarran a las vergas para recibir el viento que impele la nave.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con el mar
Example:

“ y sobre la estrella el viento
y sobre el viento la vela".

Rafael Alberti. Marinero en Tierra. Antología del grupo Poético de 1927.

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