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damnificado (masculine noun (el)) — victim, affected person. Look up damnificado in the dictionary

Entre los damnificados por la inundación había mucha gente que perdió todas sus pertenencias.
Among those affected by the flood, there were many people who lost all their belongings.
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Old November 01, 2009, 05:22 AM
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Very interesting.

Out of curiosity, how would one say 'doomed' or 'damned' as in a person that is doomed /damned from a religious/damnation/pre-determined fate or 'fatalistic' point of view?
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Very interesting.

Out of curiosity, how would one say 'doomed' or 'damned' as in a person that is doomed /damned from a religious/damnation/pre-determined fate or 'fatalistic' point of view?
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doomed

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Hmm.. sorry Chili I am not sure why you gave me this link?
Do you mean I should have asked about being 'condemned' or '(pre)destined' instead?
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Hmm.. sorry Chili I am not sure why you gave me this link?
Do you mean I should have asked about being 'condemned' or '(pre)destined' instead?
I am sorry. I wanted to post this link, instead...

http://www.wordreference.com/es/tran...nes&B10=Search

condenado is the translation for doomed or condemned.
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I'm glad that Laura asked the question. I have been contemplating this term and its similarity to the word "damned" in English. The relationship seems to be interesting ... I may need to chase down the etymology. Does anyone have a good website that discusses the etymology of Spanish words? Do you think I'd be able to understand these discussions? Thanks!
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I'm glad that Laura asked the question. I have been contemplating this term and its similarity to the word "damned" in English. The relationship seems to be interesting ... I may need to chase down the etymology. Does anyone have a good website that discusses the etymology of Spanish words? Do you think I'd be able to understand these discussions? Thanks!
At a guess, I would say that damnificado and damned both come from Latin damno, damnare which has two meanings 1) to inflict loss upon 2) to find guilty, condemn, convict (synonymous with condemno, opposite to absolvo). Damno + facio to make giving damnificado.
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At a guess, I would say that damnificado and damned both come from Latin damno, damnare which has two meanings 1) to inflict loss upon 2) to find guilty, condemn, convict (synonymous with condemno, opposite to absolvo). Damno + facio to make giving damnificado.
Cool! Thanks, Perikles. Do you have a website with quality etymologies of Spanish words?
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Cool! Thanks, Perikles. Do you have a website with quality etymologies of Spanish words?
Not yet, no. But I do have a large Latin dictionary on my bookshelf. I also have a book of Spanish etymologies, but this one wasn't in it.
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Muy interesante..!!!!

Muchas gracias, thanx a lot Chili and Perikles.
The explanation from the Latin root-word makes a lot of sense actually!
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