An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to religion)
a. religious
Durante el reinado del emperador hubo importantes cambios políticos y religiosos.Important political and religious changes took place during the emperor's reign.
2. (that practices a religion)
a. religious
No soy muy religioso, pero sí voy a misa el domingo.I'm not very religious, but I do go to Sunday Mass.
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
3. (constituent of a religious group)
a. member of a religious order
Los religiosos llevaban la cabeza tonsurada y vestían túnicas marrones.The members of the religious order had tonsured heads and wore brown robes.
b. priest (masculine)
El religioso le dio la extremaunción al enfermo.The priest administered the last rites to the sick man.
c. monk (masculine)
El tercer hijo de la familia se convirtió en religioso.The third child of the family became a monk.
d. nun (feminine)
Sonó la campana y las religiosas ingresaron en el convento.The bell tolled and the nuns entered the convent.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. religious
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (monje)
a. monk
3. (monja)
a. nun
4. (cura)
a. priest
religiosoa religiosa
monk/nun; member of a religious order
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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