Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday April 17, 2013

pulmón, noun:

Many English words derived from Latin are either formal or technical, while the Spanish words derived from the same Latin words are often quite normal, everyday words. The Spanish word pulmón is one of these. It comes from the Latin word ‘pulmo’ and is the regular word for lung. The more technical English relative pulmonary gives a clue as to its meaning.

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