There are 2 translations of elder in Spanish:

elder1

Pronunciation: /ˈeldər; ˈeldə(r)/

adj

  • 1.1 (before noun/delante del nombre) [brother/sister] mayor the elder Miss Smith la mayor de las señoritas Smith which of them is the elder? (as pron) ¿cuál es el/la mayor?
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    • He was the one who wanted to sleep with his elder brother's wife.
    • His elder brother Ian joined the army and became a lieutenant-colonel in the SAS.
    • She is to be looked after as a mother and respected as an elder sister.
    1.2 (parent, ancestor) Brueghel/Pliny the Elder Brueghel/Plinio el Viejo

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There are 2 translations of elder in Spanish:

elder2

n

  • 1 1.1 (older person) she's my elder by two years me lleva dos años, es dos años mayor que yo your elders and betters tus mayores
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    • He married at age 25 a woman 15 years his elder, and stayed with her for 29 years until she died.
    • He had a brother who was a Canon of Southwark Cathedral, and leaves a sister, a few years his elder, who still lives in the family house in Surrey.
    1.2 (senior person) the village/tribal elders los ancianos del pueblo/de la tribu an elder of the literary world un patriarca del mundo literario 1.3 [Religion/Religión] miembro (masculine) del consejo
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    • One of the tribe's elders remembered the Yawalapiti village used to be in a forest clearing near the Tuatuari River.
    • Closest to the fire sat the village elders and leaders, then sat the able-bodied men, and the outside of the huddle consisted of the women and children.
    • In Kabul, they were handed over to village chiefs and tribal elders who pledged to support the new administration.
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    • The church made its first momentous step toward diversity when the elders of the church in Jerusalem opened the Christian movement to gentiles.
    • The elders of Walton Evangelical Church led the induction service.
    • For example, Paul reminded the elders of the church of Ephesus of one saying of Jesus.
  • 2 [Botany/Botánica] saúco (masculine)
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    • A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.
    • In Prussia the coal of the alder, lime tree, poplar, elder, willow, hemp, and hazel is used for powder.
    • It connected us with a fruity hedge with brambles, rosehips, sloes, and a hundred yards of elders weighed down with berries.
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    • Ground elder is edible and was used as a medicinal herb in the Middle Ages to cure gout.
    • The back half of our garden is infested with ground elder.
    • Q. I have about 40 maple and box elder trees on my lot.

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