arpía

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).
feminine noun
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).
Noun
1. (mythology)
a. harpy
2. (fig)
a. old hag
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arpía
(Mitología) harpy; (mujer) old bag (familiar);
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