Translation of estribar in English:

estribar

vi

  • 1estribar en algo [problema/encanto] to stem from sth, lie in sth su belleza estriba en su sencillez its beauty lies in o stems from its simplicity el éxito estriba en el trabajo y en el esfuerzo success comes from hard work and effort
  • 2 [Arquit] [Const]estribar en algo [edificio/columna] to rest on sth

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.