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directo (Adjective) "direct"
A learned borrowing from Latin directus "straight." The native word in Spanish is derecho.
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian derechu, Portuguese direito, direto, Catalan dret, French droit, direct, Italian diritto, diretto, Aromanian ãndreptu, ndreptu, Romanian drept, direct, Sardinian daretu, deretu
director (Noun) "director"
Early 17th cent. Borrowed from Latin directus "direct," passive participle of diregere "to direct." See derecho for a continued etymology.
dirigir (Verb) "to direct"
15th cent. From Latin dirigere 'id.,' from dis- "utterly" and regere "to rule" (see des- and regir respectively).
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian dirixir, Portuguese dirigir, Galician dirixir, Catalan dirigir, French diriger, Italian dirigere, Romanian dirigui
disculpa f. (Noun) "excuse"
Late 15th cent. Formed from dis-, a negating prefix, and culpa "guilt" (see des- and culpa respectively). Probably from the verb disculpar.
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese desculpa, Catalan disculpa, French disculpa
disculpar (Verb) "to excuse"
13th cent. Formed from dis-, a negating prefix, and culpar "to blame" (see des- and culpar respectively). Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *disculpare, in which case from dis-, a negation prefix, and culpare "to place guilt." See dis- and culpa respectively.
discutir (Verb) "to discuss"
15th cent. Borrowed from Late Latin discutere 'id.,' but originally meaning in Latin "to strike down." From dis- "asunder" (see des-) and quatere "to shake" (see cutir).
Indo-European
Romance
French discuter
disparar (Verb) "to discharge"
Very early 15th cent. From Latin disparare "to separate," from dis- "asunder" and parare "to prepare." See des- and parar respectively.
disparo m. (Noun) "shot"
From disparar.
distancia f. (Noun) "distance"
15th cent. From the adverb distante.
distante (Adverb) "distant"
15th cent. From distar.