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 (hĭ-dăl′gō, 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 Indo-European roots) + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + algo, something, possession (from Latin aliquō, ablative of aliquid : alius, some; see al- in Indo-European roots + quid, something; see kwo- in Indo-European roots).]


(hɪˈdælɡəʊ; Spanish iˈðalɣo) or feminine


n, pl -gos (-ɡəʊz; Spanish -ɣos) or -gas (-ɡəz; Spanish -ɣas)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of the lower nobility in Spain
[C16: from Spanish, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo nobleman, from Latin filius son + of + aliquid something]


(hɪˈdælɡəʊ; Spanish iˈðalɣo)
(Placename) a state of central Mexico: consists of a high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Oriental in the north and east; ancient remains of Teltec culture (at Tula); rich mineral resources. Capital: Pachuca. Pop: 2 231 392 (2000). Area: 20 987 sq km (8103 sq miles)


(hɪˈdæl goʊ; Sp. iˈðɑl gɔ)

n., pl. -gos (-gōz; Sp. -gôs).
a man of the lower nobility in Spain.
[1585–95; < Sp, contraction of hijo dalgo, Old Spanish fijo dalgo a noble, a person with property, a son with something < Latin filius son + from + aliquō something]


(hɪˈdæl goʊ; Sp. iˈðɑl gɔ)

a state in central Mexico. 2,112,473; 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Cap.: Pachuca.