antonomasia
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antonomasia(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la antonomasia
(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).
Antonomasia is very frequently used in everyday language to emphazise features of a person.En el lenguaje cotidiano, se usa con frecuencia la antonomasia para destacar rasgos de una persona.
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antonomasia
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (figure of speech)
a. antonomasia
Estaba orgulloso de ser roquero. Para referirse a Elvis Presley siempre usaba la antonomasia "el Rey".He was a proud rocker. He'd always use the antonomasia "The King" to refer to Elvis Presley.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mozart es tal vez el niño prodigio por antonomasia.Mozart is maybe the quintessential child prodigy.
Pierre habló y habló del burdeos, vino tinto por antonomasia, según él.Pierre talked and talked about Bordeaux, red wine par excellence, according to him.
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antonomasia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
por antonomasiapar excellence
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antonomasia
antonomasia
por antonomasia par excellence
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