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imagen f. (Noun) "image"
13th cent. From Latin imaginem, accusative of imago 'id.' Derived from a verb in Proto-Italic *imā-je/o- "to copy," itself a verb derived from an earlier noun in Proto-Indo-European *h2im-h2 "copy," "image." The root *h2em- is of unknown meaning, perhaps "to double," "to reproduce."
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese imagem, Catalan imatge, French image, Italian immagine, Romanian imagine
imaginar (Verb) "to imagine"
14th cent. From Latin imaginari 'id.,' from imago "image" (see imagen).
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Romance
French imaginer
imán (1) m. (Noun) imam
18th cent. From Arabic ʾimām "leader."
imán (2) m. (Noun) magnet
15th cent. Old Spanish aymant; earlier aymante "lodestone." Borrowed from Old French aimant 'id.,' from Vulgar Latin adimante 'id.' From Latin adamantem, accusative of adamas "indestructible," "hard." Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas) "steel," "strong metal." First borrowed from a Semitic language (compare Akkadian adamu "important person," Middle Persian almās "steel"), and later re-analyzed via folk etymology as coming from ἀ- (a-) "not" and δαμνᾰ́ειν (damnáein) "to conquer."
imbécil (Adjective; Noun) "moronic;" "imbecile"
16th cent. Old Spanish imbecil (with stress on -íl). Borrowed from Latin imbeccilus "weak," but literally "without one's staff." From im- "not" (see in-) and baculum "staff" (see báculo).
implicar (Verb) "to implicate"
From Latin implicare "to implicate," "to fold (in);" from in- "in" (see in-) and plicare "to fold" (see llegar).
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese implicar, Galician implicar, Catalan implicar, French impliquer, Italian implicare, Romanian implica
importante (Adjective) "important"
From Latin importare "to matter" (see importar).
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese importar, Catalan importar, French importer, Italian importare
importar (Verb) "to matter," "to be important;" "to import"
From Latin importare 'id.,' from im- (see en-) and portare "to carry" (see portar).
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese importar, Catalan importar, French importer, Italian importare
imposible (Adjective) "impossible"
From Latin impossibilis 'id.,' from in- "not" (see in-) and possibilis "possible" (see posible).
impulso m. (Noun) "impulse"
Late 15th cent. From Latin impulsus 'id.,' from impellere "to push against," "to incite." From in- "in" (see in-) and pellere "to push" (see pulso).