hacienda

[ hah-see-en-duh; Spanish ah-syen-dah ]SEE DEFINITION OF hacienda
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They had found him in the cottonwoods below the road not five miles from the hacienda.

As ordered, I went to the gates of that hacienda very grand.

Hadn't we better, I thought, start at once on foot for the hacienda?

They feared that their presence had, in some way, become known to the peons of the hacienda.

I'll search every inch of the island, every road, every hacienda.

Catzim is now the name of a hacienda in the Department of Itzamal, some distance from the coast.

This horseman was the master of the hacienda, Don Augustin Peña.

Saying this, he walked silently towards the hacienda, followed by the assassin.

It was just about this time that Don Estevan and his party rode off from the hacienda.

I have forgiven you the stab with which you wounded me at the Hacienda del Venado.

WORD ORIGIN

1760, from Spanish hacienda "landed estate, plantation," earlier facienda, from Latin facienda "things to be done," from facere "to do" (see factitious). For noun use of a Latin gerundive, cf. agenda. The owner of one is a hacendado.

The change of Latin f- to Spanish h- is characteristic; e.g. hablar from fabulari, hacer from facere, hecho from factum, hermoso from formosum. Confusion of initial h- and f- was common in 16c. Spanish; the conquistador is known in contemporary records as both Hernando and Fernando Cortés.

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