A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (language)
a. Median
El medo pertenece a la familia del iranio antiguo.Median belongs to the family of Old Iranian languages.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (history)
a. Mede
Los medas se aliaron con los babilonios.The Medes formed an alliance with the Babylonians.
b. Median
Los medas y los lidios fueron conquistados por Ciro el Grande.The Medians and the Lydians were conquered by Cyrus the Great.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Median origin)
a. Median
El rey meda Ciáxares fue un gran comandante militar.The Median king Cyaxares was a great military commander.
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los medos y los persas the Medes and the Persians
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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