abnegation
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abnegation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(general)
a. la abnegación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nuns lead lives of abnegation, including fasting and chastity.Las monjas llevan vidas de abnegación, que incluyen el ayuno y la castidad.
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abnegation [ˌæbnɪˈɡeɪʃən]
noun
abnegación (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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