temblores

temblor

[tem-bler, -blawr; Spanish tem-blawr]
noun, plural temblors Spanish, temblores [tem-blaw-res] .
a tremor; earthquake.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, a quaking, equivalent to tembl(ar) to quake (perhaps ≪ Latin timēre to fear and Late Latin tremulāre to quake; see tremble) + -or -or1

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temblor (ˈtɛmblə, -blɔː)
 
n , pl temblors, temblores
chiefly (US) an earthquake or earth tremor
 
[C19: American Spanish, from Spanish temblar to shake, tremble]

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temblor
earthquake, 1876, from Amer.Sp. temblor "earthquake," from Sp. temblor, lit. "a trembling," from temblar "to tremble," from V.L. *tremulare (see tremble).
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