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cuna
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cuna(
koo
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (bed for a baby)
a. cradle
Nuestro bebé duerme en una pequeña cuna.Our baby sleeps in a small cradle.
b. crib
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La cuna está en el cuarto del bebé al final del pasillo.The crib is in the baby's room at the end of the hall.
c. cot (United Kingdom)
Saca al bebé de la cuna para cambiarle el pañal.Take the baby out of the cot to change his nappy.
2. (place of origin)
a. cradle
Algunos eruditos consideran Mesopotamia como la cuna de la civilización.Some scholars consider Mesopotamia to be the cradle of civilization.
b. birthplace
Atenas es la cuna de los Juegos Olímpicos.Athens is the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
3. (homeland)
a. birthplace
Inglaterra es la cuna de lumbreras literarias tales como Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde y Jane Austen.England is the birthplace of literary luminaries like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Jane Austen.
4. (lineage)
a. birth
Es imposible que una princesa se case con alguien de humilde cuna.It's impossible for a princess to marry someone of humble birth.
cunas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (game)
a. cat's cradle
Me fascinaba jugar a cunas cuando tenía diez años.I loved playing cat's cradle when I was ten.
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cuna
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de niño)
a. cot, cradle
2. (de movimiento, civilización)
a. cradle
3. (de persona)
a. birthplace
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cuna
1 [de bebé] cot; crib; (EEUU) (con balancines) cradle
canción de cuna lullaby; casa cuna children's home
cuna portátil carrycot
2 (lugar de nacimiento) [de persona] birthplace; [de tendencia, movimiento] cradle
Málaga, la cuna de Picasso Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso; Atenas, la cuna de las olimpiadas Athens, the birthplace of the Olympics; Escocia, la cuna del golf Scotland, the home of golf
3 (linaje)
de cuna humilde of humble birth o stock o origin; de noble cuna of noble birth
criarse en buena cuna to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
4 cunas (juego) cat's cradle
singular
; (s)
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