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Spanish Open dictionary by Felipe Lorenzo del Río

Felipe Lorenzo del Río

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De mensis , month . Medieval artistic representation of the months of the year associated with agricultural work. The mensarios of some of our Romanesque churches are really beautiful, such as the one that appears on the cover of San Miguel in Beleña de Sorbe in the mountains of Guadalajara.

bien parecido

As our Dictionary and the RAE say, it is said of those who have a good disposition of factions or body air. For my Asturian land this adjective locution is preferably used by women to talk about men of pleasant features and good looking waiters.


From the Latin tripaliare and tripalium, three sticks, two in blade and one vertical, instrument of punishment and torture to which slaves and inmates were tied in ancient times. It seems that this is the origin of our word work and it is true that it has often been regarded as divine punishment or necessary torture or suffering: "You shall earn bread with the sweat of your brow."

caldo negro

In classical Greek melas dsomos, black soup. It was actually a pork stew with wine and animal blood emulsified with vinegar, which gave it the blackish look. It was a traditional dish of the Spartans shared in the sisitía and other Greek cities.

caritas romana

Latinism . Roman charity . Recurring pictorial theme during the Renaissance and Baroque that presents us with a young and exuberant woman nursing a decrepit and wrinkled old man.


Acetum aqua mixtum. Refreshment from the ancient Romans of water and vinegar flavored with herbs. Surely it was what the soldier Steppe offered christ blood on the cross. The Gospels, initially written in Greek, speak simply of vinegar.

adn recombinante

ARTIFICIALLY FORMED DNA in the laboratory by joining sequences of two distinct organisms giving rise to a new genetically modified organism. The purposes are varied: to create vaccines, proteins, hormones, etc. For example, insulin is now created in laboratories with human DNA inoculated into the bacterium Escherichia Coli.


De goll, goiter in Catalan. Bociosos, who suffer from goiter, dwarves of the Pyrenees of the Girona region of Ripollés, extinct in the mid-twentieth century. Marginalization and inbreeding led them to cretinism. The science has been conclusive: lack of iodine. That is why we must consume iodized salt


Biological term introduced in the late nineteenth century, derived from the Greek apo, far away, out, and sema semates, signal, warning: warning sign: "do not attack me and things will go well for everyone". Phenomenon that occurs in the animal world and less frequently in the vegetable with colors, smells or striking sounds of warning to predators that already observed the naturalist Alfred Russel Walace. In chromatic aposematism the warning colors are usually black, red and yellow as it happens in the monarch butterflies or in the common oil mill that abounds in my land.


From the Greek mys myos, muscle and klonos, agitation, disturbance. Medical term introduced in the late nineteenth century that defines the involuntary, sudden and brief movements of some muscle or group of muscles of our body with cause in the central nervous system


Sicilian term derived from fuiri /fuggire ) . Sudden escape, Sicilian custom that some bride and groom still put into practice to impose the reparative marriage or shotgun wedding. In some cases this premarital flight was accepted to avoid inbreeding or to save expenses.


Native people of the northern Caspian and Black Sea who developed the Yamna culture, (hole, tomb in Russian and Ukrainian), mostly nomadic, extended during the Copper and Bronze Ages to Western Europe and central Asia. The Yamnaya buried their dead in kurgans or mounds with their knees bent. That is why ethnologists speak of the culture of the tomb.

fuego griego

Incendiary weapon of the Greeks of the Byzantine Empire that they threw against the enemy ships burning them irretrievably. Although the formula was secret, it is believed that the mixture consisted of petroleum, quicklime, sulfur, saltpeter and resins. Quicklime in contact with water would perhaps be the incendiary spark.


Also monophthalmos. Greek term derived from monkeys, one and ophthalmos, eye: one-eyed, one-eyed, cyclops. The difference with monocle, of mixed etymology, is that the latter we apply to objects. The classical Greeks of the Hellenistic period called Antigone I, general of Alexander the Great, one of the diadochi who at his death disputed and divided his empire.

hierba pejiguera

Persicaria , peach , rooster crest , of the family polygonaceae , formerly included in the genus polygonum . It is very annoying for gardeners. For my land it abounds in the dry and fresh riverbeds and has astringent properties. According to scientists, the last meal of the Man from Tollund (Denmark) from about 2 years ago. 400 years was a porridge of barley (85%), pejiguera grass (9%) and flax (5%)


Term of Arabic origin used as a toponymic and as a surname. This is how the legend of the 7 Infantes de Lara named the half-brother who avenged his death, son of Gonzalo Gustios and a Moorish sister of Almanzor himself. La Mudarra is also a Valladolid municipality near Villanubla and Medina de Rioseco.


Also Luvian, language of the Anatolian branch of Indo-European spoken by the Luvians, people of Anatolia in Asia Minor during the Bronze and Iron Ages. His writing was cuneiform or hieroglyphic.


Name of a slave that Emperor Nero married after killing his wife, Poppaea Sabina, by kicking him in the belly while drunk. Some modern historians consider tacitus and Suetonius to be prejudiced against Nero and that his wife may have died from complications of pregnancy or childbirth. Sporo was said to resemble Poppaea.


Wolf, in the Osco-Umbrian language of the Hirpine Samnites. Perhaps one of the many secret and sacred names of Rome for whose revelation some were condemned to death, such as the tribune and poet Quintus Valerius Soranus, in the words of Plutarch and Pliny the Elder. He would have done so in his work Epoptides. Another name could be Aguerona, which was revealed only in the Agueronalias in the mysteries of this enigmatic goddess who had her index finger on her lips.


Diversity in caló . LGTBI Association of Gypsy origin. Its motto: "amare ververipen si amare barbalipen" . Our diversity is our richness.


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