cimarrón

(cimarrón [simaron], probably < cima 'summit, top' because cimarrones fled to the mountaintops < Latin cyma)
   1) Southwest: 1844. A bighorn or mountain sheep (Ovis canadensis)
   2) According to Watts, the cimarrones were "the wild black cattle of Texas."
   3) Texas: 1892. Any wild or solitary creature. Blevins notes that it sometimes referred to a runaway slave or a person who separated himself from civilized society. This term is often used in place names in the Southwest. The DRAE gives several meanings for cimarrón. It is used in America to mean a tame animal that has escaped and become wild or a wild animal that has never been domesticated. It also means a runaway slave. Santamaría notes that it means wild or untame in general and that it is used in Mexico to refer to a wild plant or animal when there is a domesticated breed of the same name. For instance, a wild duck is called a pato cimarrón.
   Alternate forms: cimmaron, simarron.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cimarron — bezeichnet Cimarrón, im lateinamerikanischen Spanisch ein wildes Tier oder ein entlaufenes Haustier Cadillac Cimarron, ein Fahrzeug von Cadillac Cimarron (Roman), einen Roman von Edna Ferber Cimarron, einen Film von Wesley Ruggles, siehe Pioniere …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cimarrón — (Plural: Cimarrones) bezeichnet im lateinamerikanischen Spanisch ein wildes Tier oder ein entlaufenes Haustier (auch als Adjektiv gebräuchlich). Im Zusammenhang mit der Sklaverei wurde dieser Begriff als Negro Cimarrón auf entlaufene Sklaven… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cimarron — Cimarron, NM U.S. village in New Mexico Population (2000): 917 Housing Units (2000): 449 Land area (2000): 1.912419 sq. miles (4.953142 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.912419 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • cimarrón — cimarrón, na (De cima). 1. adj. Mar. Dicho de un marinero: Indolente y poco trabajador. U. t. c. s.) 2. Am. Dicho de un animal doméstico: Que huye al campo y se hace montaraz. 3. Am. Dicho de un animal: Salvaje, no domesticado. 4. Am. Dicho de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Cimarron, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 1934 Housing Units (2000): 749 Land area (2000): 0.912305 sq. miles (2.362859 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.912305 sq. miles (2.362859 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cimarron, NM — U.S. village in New Mexico Population (2000): 917 Housing Units (2000): 449 Land area (2000): 1.912419 sq. miles (4.953142 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.912419 sq. miles (4.953142 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cimarron — [sim′ə rän΄, sim′ərōn΄] [AmSp cimarrón, wild, unruly (< OSp cimarra, thicket): prob. orig. referring to the wild sheep (bighorn) found along its banks] river flowing from NE N.Mex. eastward to the Arkansas River, near Tulsa, Okla.: c. 600 mi… …   English World dictionary

  • cimarrón — cimarrón, rrona adjetivo Chile holgazán, gandulo, perezoso. * * * Sinónimos: ■ salvaje, silvestre, rústico, agreste, bravío …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • cimarrón — cimarrón, na adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Origen: América del Sur. [Animal doméstico] que huye al campo y se hace salvaje. 2. Origen: América. [Es clavo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Cimarron — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cimarron est un nom qui peut désigner : USS Cimarron, nom de navires de l United States Navy. Cimarron, livre écrit par Edna Ferber et adapté au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cimarron — For other uses, see Cimarron (disambiguation). 1st edition (Doubleday, Doran) Cimarron is the title of a novel published by popular historical fiction author Edna Ferber in 1929. The book was adapted into a critically acclaimed film in 1931… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.