faena

noun

fa·​e·​na fä-ˈā-(ˌ)nä How to pronounce faena (audio)
: a series of final passes leading to the kill made by the matador in a bullfight

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, task, from obsolete Catalan, from Latin facienda things to be done, from facere to do — more at do

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of faena was in 1927

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“Faena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faena. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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