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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. (calamity)
a. disaster
La ciudad tardó un tiempo en recuperarse tras la hecatombe.It took a while for the city to recover after the disaster.
El presidente advirtió que devaluar la moneda causaría una hecatombe económica.The president warned that devaluing the currency would bring about an economic disaster.
b. catastrophe
Una hecatombe en forma de crisis financiera sacudió al país.A catastrophe in the form of a financial crisis shook the country.
2. (history)
a. hecatomb
Una vez reunidas las 100 reses, se procedió a la hecatombe para satisfacer a los dioses.Once the 100 beasts were brought together, the hecatomb was performed to appease the gods.
3. (slaughter)
a. massacre
Hitler fue responsable de la hecatombe de millones de judíos.Hitler was responsible for the massacre of millions of Jews.
b. loss of life
La enfermedad mortal provocó una gran hecatombe en la población infantil.The deadly disease caused an enormous loss of life among the child population.
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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. (desastre)
a. disaster
2. (partido, examen)
a. massacre
la inundación causó una hecatombethe flood caused great loss of life
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1 (catástrofe) disaster
¡aquello fue la hecatombe! what a disaster that was!
2 (carnicería) slaughter; butchery
3 (Hist) hecatomb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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