arpía
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "harpía."
arpía(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (mythology)
a. harpy
El manuscrito medieval tiene representaciones de arpías o mujeres con cuerpo de ave.The medieval manuscript has depictions of harpies, or women with the body of a bird.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(mean woman)
a. witch
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Lástima que mi hermano se casó con esa arpía que lo engañó.It's a shame my brother married that witch who cheated on him.
b. hag
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
La vecina es una arpía y además es una metiche.The woman next door is a hag and a busybody.
c. shrew
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Desde que conocí a Sonia supe que era una arpía aprovechada.Ever since I met Sonia, I knew she was an opportunist shrew.
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arpía
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mythology)
a. harpy
2. (fig)
a. old hag
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arpía
(Mitología) harpy; (mujer) old bag (familiar);
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