Quick answer
"Devane" is a form of "devanar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to wind". "Delirio" is a noun which is often translated as "delirium". Learn more about the difference between "devane" and "delirio" below.
devanar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to wind
Después de pasarme una hora devanando la madeja, el gato la enredó otra vez.After spending one hour winding the skein, the cat tangled it up again.
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delirio(
deh
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lee
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ryoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (medicine)
a. delirium
Juan empezó a decir cosas absurdas a causa del delirio que le provocó la fiebre.Juan started talking nonsense because of the delirium caused by his fever.
2. (psychology)
a. delusion
El psicólogo dijo que el paciente sufría delirios paranoicos.The psychologist said that the patient was suffering paranoid delusions.
b. raving
En los delirios de celos había atacado y matado a su esposa.In his jealous ravings he had attacked and killed his wife.
3. (passion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Oscar amaba a Carmen con delirio y dijo que nunca la dejaría.Oscar was madly in love with Carmen and said he would never leave her.
Cuando el artista entonó las primeras notas de la canción causó el delirio de sus fans.When the artist sang the first notes of the song the fans went wild.
4. (silly thing)
a. crazy idea
Mis padres pensaban que era un delirio querer tener un hijo sin pareja y sin trabajo.My parents thought it was a crazy idea to want to have a child without a partner and without a job.
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