verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [paquete/regalo] to wrap, wrap up ¿se lo envuelvo? shall I wrap it (up) for you? ¿me lo puede envolver para regalo? could you gift wrap it? envolver algo/a algn
enalgo to wrap sth/sb (up) insth envolvió al niño en una manta she wrapped the child (up) in a blanket
- 2 (rodear) [membrana/capa] to surround; [humo/tristeza] to envelop la niebla envolvía la ciudad fog enveloped the city, the city was shrouded in fog un velo de misterio envuelve el caso the case is cloaked o/or shrouded in mystery un halo de santidad la envolvía she seemed to be shrouded in o/or surrounded by an aura of saintliness
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.