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santo

, a  
a       adj  
1      (Rel)  
[vida, persona]  
holy  
[tierra]  
consecrated  
[persona]  
saintly  
[mártir]  
blessed  
    semana  
2    [remedio]   wonderful, miraculous
3      (enfático)    blessed  
santo y bueno      well and good  
hacer su santa voluntad      to do as one jolly well pleases  
todo el santo día      the whole blessed day  
y él con su santa calma      and he as cool as a cucumber  
b       sm/f  
1      (Rel)   saint  
Santo Tomás      St Thomas  
  santo/a patrón/ona, santo/a titular   patron saint
2    MODISMOS ¿a santo de qué?      why on earth?  
MODISMOS ¿a qué santo?      what on earth for?  
MODISMOS ¡por todos los santos!      for pity's sake!  
MODISMOS no es santo de mi devoción      he's not my cup of tea *     
MODISMOS alzarse con el santo y la limosna      *   to clear off with the whole lot *     
MODISMOS comerse los santos      *   to be terribly devout  
MODISMOS desnudar a un santo para vestir otro      to rob Peter to pay Paul  
MODISMOS se le fue el santo al cielo      he forgot what he was about to say  
¡que se te va el santo al cielo!      you're miles away!  
MODISMOS llegar y besar el santo      to pull it off at the first attempt  
fue llegar y besar el santo      it was as easy as pie  
MODISMOS nacer con el santo de espaldas      to be born unlucky  
MODISMOS poner a algn como un santo      *   to give sb a telling-off *     
MODISMOS quedarse para vestir santos      to be left on the shelf  
MODISMOS tener el santo de cara      *   to have the luck of the devil  
MODISMOS tener el santo de espaldas      *   to be cursed with bad luck  
3    (=persona)   saint  
es un santo      he's a saint  
estaba hecho un santo      he was terribly sweet  
c       sm  
1    (=onomástica)   saint's day  
mañana es mi santo      tomorrow is my name day o saint's day  
2      (en libro)    picture
3      santo y seña     (Mil)   password
4      (Cono Sur, Cos)   patch, darn  
SANTO     
As well as celebrating their birthday, many Spaniards celebrate their santo or onomástica. This is the day when the saint whose name they have is honoured in the Christian calendar. It used to be relatively common for newborn children to be called after the saint whose day they were born on. So a boy born on July 25 (Saint James's day) stood a good chance of being christened "Santiago". The tradition may be dying out now that parents are no longer restricted to names from the Christian calendar, as was the case in the past. As with birthdays, the person whose santo it is normally buys the drinks.  


Santo Domingo         sm  
1    (=capital)   Santo Domingo
2    (=isla)   Hispaniola
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Santo Grial exp.
Holy Grail

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
nm.
Holy Sepulchre
nm.
Saint Thomas
exp.
St Thomas
exp.
Inquisition
[Hist.]
exp.
Holy Office
[Hist.]
exp.
my God!
exp.
good God!
nm.
Holy Spirit
nm.
churchyard
nm.
Good Friday
exp.
password
exp.
well and good
adv. adj.
the whole blessed day
exp.
the whole blessed day
(MODISMOS)
nm.
St Thomas Aquinas
exp.
he's a saint
exp.
it was just what the doctor ordered
exp.
it came just right
exp.
to give sb his due
(MODISMOS)
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'santo' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
adj.
santo
exp.
¡Cielo Santo!
exp.
Espíritu Santo
[Rel.]
n.
el Santo Grial
n.
el Santo Grial
n.
el Santo Padre
exp.
el Santo Oficio
n.
el Santo Oficio
n.
el Santo Sepulcro
n.
el Viernes Santo
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"santo": examples and translations in context
Recordar el día Sábado manteniéndolo santo y descansando. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy and resting.
Y este santo andar continuó durante trescientos años. And this holy walk was continued for three hundred years.
Tanta responsabilidad requiere la obediencia... de un santo. A responsibility like this requires the obedience... of a saint.
Concuerdo con ella cuando lo llama santo. I agree with her when she's calling him a saint.
María veló durante la noche del sábado santo. Through the night of Holy Saturday, Mary kept watch.
No hay que respetarlo porque finja ser un hombre santo. Well, now, you don't need to have respect for him... because he pretends that he's holy.
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