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Saltos de línea: Ama¦zon
Pronunciación: /ˈaməz(ə)n
 
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A river in South America, flowing over 6,683 km (4,150 miles) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two fifths of the continent and in terms of water flow it is the largest river in the world.

Origen

the river bore various names after it was first encountered by Europeans in 1500 and was finally called Amazon after a legendary race of female warriors believed to live on its banks.

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  • In Greek legend the Amazons were a race of female warriors who were supposed to exist in the unexplored regions of the north. The word Amazon is Greek for ‘without a breast’, referring to the story that the women cut off their right breasts in order to draw their bows more easily. Nowadays an Amazon is any tall, strong, or athletic woman. The River Amazon was given its name by European explorers because of stories that a race of female warriors lived on its banks.

Derivados

Amazonian

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Pronunciación: /ˌaməˈzəʊnɪən/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • It will provide a basis for further research on Amazonian languages.
  • After two terms as United States president, Theodore Roosevelt braved disease and treacherous waters to explore an Amazonian tributary.
  • From the city, scores of operators run day trips and longer boat tours for visitors wishing to experience Amazonian flora and fauna.

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Saltos de línea: Ama¦zon
Pronunciación: /ˈaməz(ə)n
 
/

sustantivo

1A member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia or elsewhere on the edge of the known world.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps the most widely known of legendary women warriors are the Greek Amazons and the Nordic Valkyries.
  • The ancient Herodotus thought the Amazons did exist, but were extinct by the time that he lived.
  • The first theme relates to the Christian iconography of Charity, and the eighteenth-century cult of Nature, as we shall see; the second to classical mythology about virgin goddesses and warrior Amazons.
1.1A very tall and strong or athletic woman.
Example sentences
  • He's a small man - four feet tall, I'd say - with an Amazon for a wife.
  • Contrary to the myth that older women don't play sports, these Amazons all happen to be over 30.
  • They are gorgeous, sexy, and tough as nails - amazons with attitude.
2 (amazon) A parrot, typically green, found in Central and South America.
  • Genus Amazona, family Psittacidae: numerous species
Example sentences
  • More than other parrot species, Amazons are well known for their strong or often moody characters.
  • A very high proportion of Amazon parrots are threatened with extinction because of their slow rate of reproduction.
  • Vocally they are distinct from other parrots although any Amazon in a mixed collection may mimic other sounds.

Origen

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek Amazōn, explained by the Greeks as 'without a breast' (as if from a- 'without' + mazos 'breast'), referring to the fable that the Amazons cut off the right breast so as not to interfere with the use of a bow, but probably a folk etymology of an unknown foreign word.

More
  • In Greek legend the Amazons were a race of female warriors who were supposed to exist in the unexplored regions of the north. The word Amazon is Greek for ‘without a breast’, referring to the story that the women cut off their right breasts in order to draw their bows more easily. Nowadays an Amazon is any tall, strong, or athletic woman. The River Amazon was given its name by European explorers because of stories that a race of female warriors lived on its banks.

Derivados

Amazonian

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Pronunciación: /aməˈzəʊnɪən/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • The Amazonian volleyball player Gabrielle Reece put the sports bikini (in which the top is similar to a jogging bra) on the map.
  • ‘That was a big mistake,’ she admits, crossing her Amazonian legs in her suite at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris.
  • She has performed at clubs and festivals all over Australia to wide acclaim, and her extraordinary aptitude for words and Amazonian like appearance make her a formidable and extremely engaging presence on stage.

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