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raíz

Translation of raíz in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 4 4.1 (origen) root la raíz de todos los males de la sociedad the root of all society's ills este problema tiene raíces políticas the roots of this problem are political hay que atacar este mal en su raíz we have to attack the root causes of this evil, we have to attack this evil at its roots la tradición tiene sus raíces en los países nórdicos the tradition originated in the Nordic countries tiene sus raíces en la Alta Edad Media it has its roots in o/or it dates back to the Early Middle Ages esta secta tiene sus raíces en la India this sect originated in India 4.2a raíz de as a result of a raíz de los acontecimientos del pasado martes as a result of o/or following last Tuesday's events

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