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What does the word "patrona" mean in Spanish?

This is a word for my son's language arts class.

Thank you.

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updated MAY 14, 2008
posted by Zee

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I had heard it as boss, this is from wordreference, I think it could mean head of the house, female
patrón,-ona
I m,f
1 (de una empresa, negocio) employer
fam (jefe) boss
2 Rel patron saint

3 (de un barco) skipper
4 (de una pensión) (hombre) landlord
(mujer) landlady

II m
1 (modelo) pattern
2 (medida) standard

updated MAY 14, 2008
posted by motley
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It sounds like she is saying that she will be the head of the household from now on.

updated MAY 14, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Thanks James:

The question is What is a patrona, and who was the patrona in Esperanza's household?

A sentence in the book says:

"Don't worry. I will take care of everything. I will be la patrona for the family now."

Thanks,

updated MAY 14, 2008
posted by Zee
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Can't say for sure without any context, but it could be owner or landlady.

updated MAY 14, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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