Hidalgo

[hi-dal-goh; Spanish ee-th ahl-gaw]
noun
  1. Juan [hwahn] /ʰwɑn/, c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
  2. a state in central Mexico. 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Capital: Pachuca.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for juan hidalgo

hidalgo

noun plural -gos (-ɡəʊz, Spanish -ɣos)
  1. 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

Hidalgo

noun
  1. 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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for juan hidalgo

hidalgo

n.

"Spanish nobleman of secondary rank," 1590s, from Spanish hidalgo, from Old Spanish fidalgo, shortened from filho de algo "son (Latin filus) of someone (Latin aliquis)," perhaps an imitation of Arabic ibn-nas "son of people," a complimentary title. For alteration of f- and h- in Spanish, see hacienda.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper