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tío (Noun) (m.) "uncle;" (f.) "aunt"
10th cent. From Late Latin thius 'id.,' borrowed from Ancient Greek θεῖος ‎(theîos) 'id.' Of unknown origin.
Asturian tíu, Portuguese tio, Catalan tio, Italian zio, Sardinian tiu
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