The rarest words in the Spanish language, explained from summarized definitions.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, a well-known Austrian philosopher, once said that the limits of a language are the limits of the world itself and, since Spanish is a language with about 80,000 words, it was clear that it was not going to be the exception.
Today we are going to see the 80 weirdest words in Spanish and their meaning, which, however many they may seem, are just a small sample of all the surprisingly little used rich lexicon of our language. Let’s learn them.
The 80 weirdest words in Spanish, explained
Below you will find, in alphabetical order, the meaning of 80 very rare words in Spanish that, sure, will not leave anyone indifferent.
Said of those people who have an appearance reminiscent of an owl or similar bird.
Act of salting meats and putting them in the air. Action of converting a meat product into jerky.
Adjective, typical of the province of Segovia, used to describe someone who, when doing something with a little effort, feels that they are drowning and perceive pressure on their chest.
The mother of a natural hydrographic feature, usually a stream or river.
It is the effect of the sunlight when projected on the morning and afternoon clouds, which gives them reddish tones
Set of many disgusting things that have been thrown into water, which has become dirty. It also means a group of rude and mean people.
Affability, simplicity, kindness and honesty of character.
Hybrid between a horse and a donkey.
Person who is impatient, who is always in a hurry.
When clouds of different textures can be seen in the sky, forming a colorful horizon at sunset or sunrise.
Act of causing a conflict in someone or something. It also means experiencing an internal conflict or concern that can cause behavior to change.
Weakening, exhausting physically or morally, either oneself or towards another person.
Dissolve something, solid or pasty, in a liquid.
Defecation of excrement.
Made of ivory or a material that looks like it.
Family relationship between people who share a common lineage trunk.
Secretion of the preputial glands. Thicker part of the semen.
Which has a curvature similar to that of a sickle.
Repertoire or book of medicinal recipes, these can be both drugs and phytotherapeutics.
Faso, failed, possessing little value.
Tasteful adornment or objects that are nonsense. It also means gestures in bad taste
Fishing tool which consists of a pot in the narrowest part of which has a net with which to catch the fish.
Silly, peasant, person who gets into anything with anything.
Large and ostentatious car, such as a limousine, a luxury SUV or a private bus.
Who promotes a heresy, who lights the spark in an act against a religion or
Person who interprets texts, usually of a religious or ethical nature, to establish their true meaning.
Theater actor. Also referred to for those people who express themselves with the characteristic way of a person who is overacting.
Giro or linguistic expression that does not conform to the grammar rules.
Said of a vegetable that cannot wither.
Old and ragged dress, piece of cloth that cannot give more of itself.
Language of some unions, that is, specialized vocabulary in a certain professional field.
Moan, hiccup, whine. It also means singing with a voice similar to that of a groan.
Banner that was used by the ancient Romans. It is also the name of the monogram formed by the cross and the first two letters of the Greek name of Christ.
A woody lump that forms on the bark of trees. It also has its human version, which consists of a superficial, usually painless lump that forms on the head and other parts of the body.
Crazy Love. Involuntary mental state in which the attraction of one person to another prevents him from thinking rationally.
Excessively sweet, soft or delicate sound.
Said of something that is clean and free of extra, added or superfluous things.
Point of the celestial sphere diametrically opposite to the zenith.
Something that causes disgust or horror when it is spoken of. Something that is abominable and disgusting in equal measure.
Dreamer person, who is in the wrong and remains isolated from how harsh and cruel this world is.
Said of a person, especially a woman, who is of marriageable age.
Weak, skinny, wasteful person.
Said of a very fat person, with good buttocks.
One of the names that refers to the Devil or prince of the angels of evil.
Synonym of eighth, used to refer to an eighth of something. It is also used to indicate that something has little value. In ancient times it was a Spanish copper coin weighing one eighth of an ounce.
Synonymous with oily, with oil texture.
Person who is not in full psychic faculties, who has lost his mind.
Smell that the earth gives off when it has been wet by raindrops.
Moan and cry in such a way that others hear you. Sob and cry out.
Said of someone or something that, because of its disgusting appearance, produces great fright and horror.
Nonsense, said of something foolish, nonsense.
Said of someone who has had the misfortune of being excessively ugly.
Set of metallic objects, with little value. It could be scissors, imitation jewelry, damaged car parts …
Person who is solemnly received by the institution who receives it.
Delight in the mishap of others, act of rejoicing over the misfortune of others.
Natural inhabitant of a kingdom. Also said of who writes about the special things of his country, such as penal codes, national habits, culture in general.
Condemned to eternal punishment. Also said of one who is condemned for his religious heterodoxy.
A word used to be synonymous with flavor. It was also used to refer to a joke or joke.
Common transverse brown striped land snail of southern Europe.
Said of something that will last forever. Something that has a beginning, but not an end.
Finding, which was not planned, which has turned out to be something fortunate despite the fact that something else was being sought.
Quarrel with voices or actions. It also means agitation of the sea, formed by tiny waves that intersect in various directions.
Person who lends his name in a contract that, in reality, it would be up to someone else to sign.
Musical concept that describes a rapid succession of repetitions of the same note.
Said of something that is very fertile and abundant.
Utopia applied to history. Counterfactual reconstruction of a historical event, in a way that in the end it was not.
Word, now in disuse, which means a need or task.
70. Only begotten
Person who is an only child.
Moaning or crying of a newborn.
Synonym of eg.
Insult, slander or infamy that provokes the action of having offended someone.
Word used to designate everything that is related to foxes.
Said about those vegetables that are adapted by their structure to dry environments.
Eye disease in which there is dryness of the eyeball and retraction of the conjunctiva, in addition to opacity of the cornea.
Dryness of the nasal mucosa.
Traitor, false, unsafe in the deal.
Being constantly moving from one place to another without any purpose.
Bland, bland and tasteless. Also said to refer to someone or something that turns out to be pretty silly.
Quotient. (2018.). In Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (23rd edition).