elder
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elder(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (older)
a. mayor
Her elder brother was always very protective of her.Su hermano mayor siempre tenía una actitud protectora hacia ella.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (older of two)
a. el mayor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la mayor
(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 younger of the two brothers is Pablo, and the elder is Guillermo.El menor de los dos hermanos es Pablo, y el mayor es Guillermo.
3. (older person)
a. el mayor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The elders of our community deserve our respect.Los mayores de nuestra comunidad merecen nuestro respeto.
b. el anciano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(leader)
The elders of the tribe met to discuss the fate of the young man.Los ancianos de la tribu se reunieron para hablar del destino del joven.
4. (botany)
a. el saúco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(tree)
Elder berries are often cultivated for wine production.Las fresas del saúco se cultivan a menudo para la elaboración del vino.
5. (religious)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(layman with authority)
My father is an elder at our church, so he has a lot of influence there.Mi padre es un miembro del consejo de nuestra iglesia, así que tiene mucha influencia allí.
The elder stood up to assist the priest with communion.El presbítero se levantó para ayudar al cura con la comunión.
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elder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tree)
a. el saúco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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elder [ˈeldəʳ]
adjective
[+brother etc] mayor
my elder sister mi hermana mayor; elder statesman viejo estadista (m); persona (f) respetada; Pliny the Elder Plinio el Viejo
noun
(senior) mayor (m); [of tribe] anciano (m); (in certain Protestant churches) persona laica que ejerce funciones educativas, pastorales y/o administrativas
my elders mis mayores; don't criticize your elders and betters no critiques a tus mayores
note See culture box in entry church.
elder [ˈeldəʳ]
noun
(Bot) saúco (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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