Madrigal de las Altas Torres

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Madrigal de las Altas Torres
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Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Ávila
Municipality Madrigal de las Altas Torres
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,677
Website Official website

Madrigal de las Altas Torres is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1,825 inhabitants. In this village, Isabella I of Castille was born in 1451.


It is a common place name in the Spanish area; it is repeated, for example, in Madrigal of Vera.[1] [1] Guidance to the two main meanings that such vocabulary seems to have had: (1) burrow, den, ( 2) channel, ditch, gully. The second possibility is more consistency toponymic. Morala [2] outlines the vernacular term the Leon district of Los Oteros, madriz 'channel through which water flows either irrigation or drainage, or for the disposal of water from a source', synonymous with partial of "mess", but always artificial (i.e., the trail can be natural, but madriz not). Hidronímica sense also has the Argentine Madrejón 'oxbow, which becomes waterlogged, paleo, "which is undoubtedly of similar origin.

A very rich and conclusive discussion is that of Coromines and colleagues [3] on toponymic derivatives lat. MATRIX-ICIS. Separates topns aside. Burrow, Madrigueres, which, as appropriate, exhibiting significance as a 'den, lair' or 'waterway, canal, channel,' and other place names Madrigal. By analyzing these and their correspondences in Burgos, Guadalajara, Avila and Caceres, favors a hidronímica sense 'watercourse'. He also mentions the hypothesis Rohlfs, depending on who has a tinge Madrigal collective or plural term that lacks the basic, common in peninsular place names, Madriz, Madriu Matriche. Head Quiles, meanwhile, shows the diffusion of topns Galicia. Mother, alluding to a river channel (and, locally, a dam). [4] Therefore, this constitutes a derivative of Lat. MATRICE-a-MĀTRĪCĀLE 'watercourse' or, more improbably, 'den'.

Chueca Riesco gives a review of these different contributions and clarifications about a place called Madrigal also in terms of people Causeway Valdunciel Salamanca. [5] It is likely, in relation to that place, that it has the same meaning as assigned by Corominas - madriz 'groove open storm water land'. However, for a temporary phenomenon as the badlands has been fixed as a place name, it is necessary that the TopN. has designated an area where abrasion and erosion gullies have the appearance of a permanent nature.

For some authors, the place name is of Arab descent Madrigal. This is highly unlikely. The second part of the name, "de las Altas Torres' refers almost certain to the hundred towers that lined the fence walled, much of which still stand. From their nearness its strength depended, for the population being in the middle plain, had no natural defense. Another theory says it would be a mistake of some copyist medieval as the original name was "from the Albas Towers" (Mozarabic towers were covered with white tiles that eventually faded away). Again, it is virtually impossible this phonetic evolution.

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  1. ^ Ruhstaller spike of Hunting Book of Alfonso XI related place names (Ual Madrigal Madrigal in Toledo and Burgos).
  2. ^ Teresa of Avila (23 September 2011). The Collected Letters of St. Teresa of Avila, vol. 2 (1578 - 1582): 1578-1582. ICS Publications. pp. 410–. ISBN 978-0-935216-90-5. 

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Coordinates: 41°05′N 5°00′W / 41.083°N 5.000°W / 41.083; -5.000