from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the minor nobility in Spain.
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- n. A member of the Spanish nobility, especially one without a title.
Spanish, alteration of hijo dalgo, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo : fijo, son (from Latin fīlius; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots) + de, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + algo, something, possession (from Latin aliquō, ablative of aliquid : alius, some; see al-1 in Indo-European roots + quid, something; see kwo- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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