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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (handhold)
a. handle
La empuñadura del bastón está hecha con madera de roble.The handle of the walking stick is made of oak wood.
b. hilt (sword)
En el museo medieval, exponían numerosas espadas con empuñaduras doradas.In the medieval museum, they exhibited numerous swords with golden hilts.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
a. start
La empuñadura del relato estaba diseñada para captar la atención del lector.The start of the story was designed to grab the reader's attention.
b. opening
Al escritor le gustaba utilizar refranes tradicionales como empuñaduras de sus historias.The writer liked to use traditional proverbs as openings in his stories.
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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. (de paraguas, bastón)
a. handle
2. (de espada)
a. hilt
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 [de espada] hilt; [de herramienta] handle
2 [de cuento] start; opening
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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