Spanish Loanwords | A

Letter A: Displaying 141 - 160 of 209

a proxy (a person in charge of carrying out a legal transaction or making a document on behalf of another person); someone legally empowered, a legal representative (see attestations)

to make s.o. hurry up.
a demanding, rude person.

a chamber, a room in a house (see attestations)

an apostle (central Mexico, late sixteenth century; originally from Sahagún in 1574, a document that Chimalpahin copied)
Codex Chimalpahin: Society and Politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Culhuacan, and Other Nahuatl Altepetl in Central Mexico; The Nahuatl and Spanish Annals and Accounts Collected and Recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, eds. and transl. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), vol. 2, 136–137.

demanding or rude person


Orthographic Variants: 

a duty, a tariff, a tax, a fee (civil or religious); or, an order in writing from a colonial official (Cuauhtinchan, Puebla, sixteenth century)
Luis Reyes García, "Ordenanzas para el gobierno de Cuauhtinchan, año de 1559," Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl 10 (1972), 306–307.

Orthographic Variants: 

tree; also used in conjunction with fireworks, much as "castillo" is used in Spanish today, as a framework upon which fireworks will spin and burn (see attestations)

Orthographic Variants: 

a chest or trunk; or, a community chest (see attestations)

Orthographic Variants: 
arcaboz, alcabos, argapuus

arquebus, a firearm, a handgun (see attestations)

to use a musket on someone