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plebeian

Pronunciation: /plɪˈbiːən/

Translation of plebeian in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (lacking refinement) [pejorative/peyorativo] ordinario
    Example sentences
    • Yet the book itself is also ‘low-descended’ - modest in its stylistic pretensions and happy to risk a plebeian status as an unrefined work.
    • Yet he seems oblivious to the fact that he is out of his element in the vulgar, plebeian world of the Victorian stage.
    • For the moment then, the TV executive who discriminated against me because of my plebeian roots is probably safe to continue discriminating against other cheeky upstarts.
    Example sentences
    • Throughout the meal, the footmen had been replenishing wine bottles and refreshing beer glasses with brisk regularity, the steady supply of alcohol charging the expectant atmosphere with a soupçon of ruddy-faced plebeian rowdiness.
    • It is terrible, this aggressively plebeian culture that celebrates itself for being plebeian.
    • Nothing bought matches the home-chosen, home-grown and freshly picked, from the exotic - bursting figs and peaches - down to the plebeian potato.
    1.2 [History/Historia] plebeyo
    Example sentences
    • In the larger cities (above all Rome and Ostia) there were also examples of more plebeian housing, generally small in size and located on the first floor of the large residences that occupied entire city blocks.
    • He was plebeian aedile 199 and praetor 198, when he may have carried the Porcian law which extended the right of provocatio (appeal to the people against the action of a magistrate) to cases of scourging.
    • Plebeian children would follow in the career of their parents.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (common person) [pejorative/peyorativo] ordinario, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 [History/Historia] plebeyo, (masculine, feminine)

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.