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Meaning of hidalgo

hi•dal•go

Pronunciation: (hi-dal'gō Sp. ē-&thslashäl'gô), [key]
— pl. -gos
  1. a man of the lower nobility in Spain.
  2. (in Spanish America) a man who owns considerable property or is otherwise esteemed.

Hi•dal•go

Pronunciation: (hi-dal'gō Sp. ē-&thslashäl'gô), [key]
— n.
  1. c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
  2. a state in central Mexico. 1,409,000; 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Cap.: Pachuca.
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