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destructivo (Adjective) "destructive"
From destrucción.
destruir (Verb) "to destroy"
13th cent. From Latin destruere 'id.' From de- "off" (see de-) and struere "to put together." From Proto-Italic *strow-e/o- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *streu̯-e/o- 'id.'
Umbrian struhçla "cake"
Old Irish sruïd "throws," Welsh sarnu "to strew," Old Breton strouis 'id.'
Gothic straujan "to strew," Old Norse strá 'id.,' Old High German strewen 'id.,' Old Saxon strōian 'id.,' Old English strēowian 'id.' (English to strew)
Old Church Slavonic o-strujǫ "to destroy"
Ancient Greek στόρνῡμι (stórnymi) "to spread out"
Sanskrit stṛṇā́ti "to extend"
detallar (Verb) "to detail"
19th cent. Borrowed from French détailler "to detail," but originally "to cut into pieces." From de- "of" (see de-) and tailler "to cut." From Latin taliare 'id.' See tajar for a continued etymology.
Portuguese talião, Italian taglione
detalle m. (Noun) "detail"
19th cent. From detallar.
detective m. (Noun) "detective"
A borrowing from English detective, short for a longer 19th century phrase detective police. From detect and -ive (cognate to Spanish -ivo). Detect is from the past participle of Latin detegere "to uncover," from de-, a prefix indicating the opposite, (see de-) and tegere "to cover" (see techo).
detener (Verb) "to detain"
12th cent. From Latin detinere 'id.,' from de- "of" (see de-) and tenere "to hold" (see tener).
Portuguese deter, Galician deter, French détenir, Italian detenere
detente m. (Noun) "a Detente bala Catholic inscription"
A shortening of the phrase detente bala "stop, bullet." An oval cloth with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the words detente bala. Worn by 19th and 20th cent. Spanish soldiers for protection.
determinación f. (Noun) "determination"
From Latin determinationem, accusative of determatio 'id.' From the verb determinare "to determine" (see determinar).
determinar (Verb) "to determine"
From Latin determinare 'id.' From de- and terminare "to mark the boundaries," "to end" (see terminar).
determinista (Adjective, Noun) "determined;" "determinist"
From determinar.