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Friday, May 05, 2017

Definitions for abrazo

  1. Spanish. an embrace, used in greeting someone.

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Citations for abrazo
Sonny had seen her embrace Rita, as a greeting or in parting; the abrazo was part of the warmth of friendship. Rudolfo Anaya, Rio Grande Fall, 1996
He and Charlie clutch in an abrazo and say it's good to see each other. James Carlos Blake, The House of Wolfe, 2015
Origin of abrazo
Spanish abrazo and Italian abbraccio, both meaning “a hug, an embrace” come from the Latin prefix (and preposition) ad- “to, at, near” and Spanish brazo and Italian braccio “arm” both come from Latin brachium. Abrazo entered English in the 17th century.