saber
I. noun or sabre Etymology: French sabre, modification of German dialect Sabel, from Middle High German, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian sablya saber Date: 1680 1. a cavalry sword with a curved blade, thick back, and guard 2. a. a light fencing or dueling sword having an arched guard that covers the back of the hand and a tapering flexible blade with a full cutting edge along one side and a partial cutting edge on the back at the tip — compare epee, foil b. the sport of fencing with the saber II. transitive verb or sabre (sabered or sabred; sabering or sabring) Date: 1790 to strike, cut, or kill with a saber

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  • saber — saber, hasta donde uno sabe expr. que uno sepa, con la información que uno tiene. ❙ «Hasta donde él sabía, sólo la Nunciatura en Madrid y [...] habían sido informados...» Arturo Pérez Reverte, La piel del tambor. ❘ del inglés as far as one knows …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • saber — verbo transitivo 1. Conocer (una persona) [una cosa]: No sabía que estuviera casado. Ya me sé la lección. 2. Tener (una persona o un animal) capacidad o habilidad para …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • saber — 1. Verbo irregular: v. conjugación modelo (→ apéndice 1, n.º 51). Este verbo se conjuga del mismo modo en todas sus acepciones, de manera que, con el sentido de ‘tener sabor a alguna cosa’, la primera persona del presente de indicativo es sé (y… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • saber — (n.) single edged sword, 1670s, from Fr. sabre heavy, curved sword (17c.), alteration of sable (1630s), from Ger. Sabel, probably ultimately from Hung. szablya saber, lit. tool to cut with, from szabni to cut. The Slavic words (Cf. Rus. sablya,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Saber — Sa ber, Sabre Sa bre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sabered}or {Sabred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sabering} or {Sabring}.] [Cf. F. sabrer.] To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber. [1913 Webster] You send troops to saber and bayonet us… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saber — es el modelo de su conjugación. Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: saber sabiendo sabido     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. sé sabes sabe sabemos sabéis saben… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • Saber — Sa ber, Sabre Sa bre, n. [F. sabre, G. s[ a]bel; of uncertain origin; cf. Hung. sz[ a]blya, Pol. szabla, Russ. sabla, and L. Gr. zabo s crooked, curved.] A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saber — |ê| v. tr. 1. Possuir o conhecimento de. = CONHECER ≠ DESCONHECER 2. Não ignorar. = CONHECER ≠ DESCONHECER, IGNORAR 3. Estar habilitado para. 4. Ser capaz de. = CONSEGUIR 5. Ter experiência. 6. Ter consciência de. • v. intr. 7. Ter conhecimento.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • saber — [sā′bər] n. [Fr sabre < Ger sabel < MHG < Pol & Hung: Pol szabla < Hung szablya] 1. a heavy cavalry sword with a slightly curved blade: see SWORD 2. Fencing a type of weapon, heavier than a foil, used with a slashing as well as… …   English World dictionary

  • SABER — fil. Caleb ex Maachâ concubinâ, 1 Paral. c. 2. v. 48. Laine, confractio, spes, vel iuramentum …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • saber — (Brit. sabre) ► NOUN 1) a heavy cavalry sword with a curved blade and a single cutting edge. 2) a light fencing sword with a tapering, typically curved blade. ORIGIN French, from Hungarian szablya …   English terms dictionary

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