finca

[ fing-kuh; Spanish feeng-kah ]
/ ˈfɪŋ kə; Spanish ˈfiŋ kɑ /

noun, plural fin·cas [fing-kuhz; Spanish feeng-kahs]. /ˈfɪŋ kəz; Spanish ˈfiŋ kɑs/.

a ranch or large farm in a Spanish-speaking country, especially a plantation in tropical Spanish America.

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Origin of finca

First recorded in 1905–10; from Spanish: literally, “property, real estate, farm” (apparently originally, “amount left over”; hence, “a sum of money,” becoming “income from a property,” finally becoming “the property (itself),” derivative of Old Spanish fincar “to remain,” stative derivative of fincar (Spanish hincar ) “to drive in, fix, sink (a nail),” alteration of ficar (from unattested Vulgar Latin fīgicāre, for Latin fīgere “to fasten”), with -n- perhaps from dialect finsar “to mark out” (ultimately from Medieval Latin fīxāre; cf. fix,fichu)
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