hi·dal·go (hĭ-dălgō, ē-thäl-)
n. pl. hi·dal·gos
A member of the minor nobility in Spain.
[Spanish, alteration of hijo dalgo, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo : fijo, son (from Latin fīlius; see dhē(i)- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + de, of (from Latin dē; see DE-) + algo, something, possession (from Latin aliquō, ablative of aliquid : alius, some; see al-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + quid, something; see kwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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