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letter “r”.

Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday, is the first day of Holy Week in Christian liturgy
(a loanword from Spanish)

flat, smooth, shiny (said of cloth, such as silk), or without a back (such as a chair without a back)
(a loanword from Spanish)

a coin or a value amounting to one-eighth of a peso (noun); or, royal (adjective)
(loanwords from Spanish)

a cord, strip, or sash used to tie things together; or a rope that linked horses together so that they could walk in a straight line
(a loanword from Spanish)

1. s.t. squeaky clean. 2. well washed nixtamal.
1. for s.t. to be squeeky clean. 2. for a door, a chair or a tree branch to creak. 3. for a rope that is bearing a weight to creak.
# 1. Se escucha un fiero cuando alguien lo toca donde está bien lavado. “Mi tía cuando lava sus platos con limón se quedan rechinando de limpio”. 2. Se ve bonito y blanco el nixtamal cuando le quitan bien su cáscara. “Muchas veces lo lavé aquel nixtamal y se quedó rechinando”. 3. La puerta lo que ya se está descomponiendo o no tiene aceite se escucha cuando alguien lo cierra. “Mi papá se enoja cuando cerramos la puerta cada ratito porque se escucha muy fuerte”.
1. s.t. squeaky clean. 2. well washed nixtamal.

a friar; a devotee who lives apart; a recollect
(a loanword from Spanish)

pack train, mule train
(a loanword from Spanish)

Orthographic Variants: 
lexitol mayol, lexito mayor

a cabildo officer title; often held by men on indigenous councils

Orthographic Variants: 
lexitol, rexitor, regito, rejildo

town council members, generally 3rd in status on the town council
(a loanword from Spanish); this was a term used for both indigenous and Spanish officials

the group of regidores, members of the cabildo
(a loanword from Spanish)

elf that is transformed from a tree and scares people at night.
Orthographic Variants: 
reyna

queen

kingdom, realm
(a loanword from Spanish)

Orthographic Variants: 
rexa, regas

plow; also, in the plural, bars, grille work
(a loanword from Spanish)

Leslie S. Offutt, "Levels of Acculturation in Northeastern New Spain; San Esteban Testaments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," Estudios de cultura náhuatl 22 (1992), 409–443, see page 432–433.

reliquary
(a loanword from Spanish)

Orthographic Variants: 
reliquja

a religious relic
(a loanword from Spanish)

(central Mexico, sixteenth century)
Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex: General History of the Things of New Spain; Book 6 -- Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy, No. 14, Part 7, eds. and transl. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble (Santa Fe and Salt Lake City: School of American Research and the University of Utah, 1961), chapter 29.

Orthographic Variants: 
reros

clock
(a loanword from Spanish)