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hidalgo

[ hi-dal-goh; Spanish ee-thahl-gaw ]
/ hɪˈdæl goʊ; Spanish iˈðɑl gɔ /
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noun, plural hi·dal·gos [hi-dal-gohz; Spanish ee-thahl-gaws]. /hɪˈdæl goʊz; Spanish iˈðɑl gɔs/.
a man of the lower nobility in Spain.
(in Spanish America) a man who owns considerable property or is otherwise esteemed.
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Origin of hidalgo

1585–95; <Spanish, contraction of hijo dalgo,Old Spanish fijo dalgo a noble, a person with property, a son with something <Latin filius son + from + aliquō something

OTHER WORDS FROM hidalgo

hi·dal·go·ism, hi·dal·gism [hi-dal-jiz-uhm], /hɪˈdæl dʒɪz əm/, noun

Other definitions for hidalgo (2 of 2)

Hidalgo
[ hi-dal-goh; Spanish ee-thahl-gaw ]
/ hɪˈdæl goʊ; Spanish iˈðɑl gɔ /

noun
Juan [hwahn], /ʰwɑn/, c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
a state in central Mexico. 8,057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Capital: Pachuca.
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British Dictionary definitions for hidalgo (1 of 2)

hidalgo
/ (hɪˈdælɡəʊ, Spanish iˈðalɣo) /

noun plural -gos (-ɡəʊz, Spanish -ɣos)
a member of the lower nobility in Spain

Word Origin for hidalgo

C16: from Spanish, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo nobleman, from Latin filius son + of + aliquid something

British Dictionary definitions for hidalgo (2 of 2)

Hidalgo
/ (hɪˈdælɡəʊ, Spanish iˈðalɣo) /

noun
a state of central Mexico: consists of a high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Oriental in the north and east; ancient remains of Teltec culture (at Tula); rich mineral resources. Capital: Pachuca. Pop: 2 231 392 (2000). Area: 20 987 sq km (8103 sq miles)
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